Choosing a Massage Therapist (And Where to Go Near Glassboro)
If you’ve ever had a massage, you know how therapeutic it can be – for both the mind and body. But it’s no easy task to find a massage therapist that you can develop trust and rapport with. You may find yourself asking how to go about choosing a massage therapist that’s right for you.
If you’re looking for a massage therapist, keep these things in mind and don’t hesitate to ask questions when visiting someplace new.
Know What Kind of Massage You Need/Want
There are all sorts of different kinds of massage. You may see that a spa offers things such as:
- Swedish Massage
- Aromatherapy Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Thai Massage
- Pregnancy Massage
- Sports Massage
Before you make an appointment, see what types of massages are offered and do some research to see if they offer the massage style you want.
- Know Your Preferences: A good massage therapist is not looking to induce pain. He/she wants you to be comfortable with all aspects of the massage. Don’t hesitate to let your therapist know if you prefer more or less pressure or if you have specific areas that require attention.
- Ask About Certifications: Massage therapists should be certified. You can ask where they studied and if they specialize in any specific type of massage.
- Ask Friends and Family: The best recommendations always come from friends and family. If you are looking for a massage therapist, start there. They may be able to tell you the name of someone they love and would highly recommend.
- Get to Know Your Therapist: While a massage is meant to take place in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, it doesn’t have to be devoid of conversation. You can use the time to get to know your therapist and he/she can get to know you.
- Schedule a Short Massage: When trying someone new, always schedule a short massage to see if it’s a match. Lots of massage therapists offer a 30-minute massage which should give you ample time to check out the facilities and see if the therapist offers what you are looking for.
When it comes to getting a massage locally, there are several places you can check out:
- Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa – Be sure to check out their page and click on “First Visit” to know what you can expect at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial.
- Ruby Spa – Ruby Spa offers a 20-minute trial massage for $15.
- Lee Therapy – Lee Therapy offers Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone and Reflexology. You can read about each one under their “Services” tab.
- H & J Spa – In addition to body and deep tissue massage, H&J Spa also offers chair massages and foot massages.
- Elements Massage – Elements Massage offers $50 off your first one hour massage.
Here in the area, you have lots of choices when it comes to finding a massage therapist. Take the time to find the right one who can give you the service you want.