Before people choose their own, personal massage therapist, they should understand some basic information regarding the massage therapy industry. Along with seeking out a therapist who has received high-quality supervised training, consider the following: Massage therapists should carry professional malpractice insurance. Massage therapists should always maintain a level of professionalism that keeps your best interests in the forefront.
It is very beneficial for massage therapists to keep session notes. Although not absolutely necessary, this can help the therapist become more familiar with your needs, especially infrequent clients. They can easily look in your chart and know the body areas worked on in the last session.
A few other questions you may want to ask are: What type of experience do they have with your needs? What is their specialty and does it fit my health concern? How long have they been in business? Do they give discounts (first-time massage, multi-session or volume)? Most retail consumers do research before large purchases, and massage therapy should be no different. Body workers are working on YOUR body. So wouldn't it make sense to make sure you are educated before choosing a therapist? By doing a small amount of prep work you can save money, time and you will, most likely, end up forming a long lasting, symbiotic client/therapist relationship much more quickly than when "playing the field."