I often get asked about how to find a good massage therapist. To be honest, I totally understand the question, but I kind of hate it at the same time, for two reasons. First, It’s a bit of a loaded question to start with because “good” is a subjective term. So, short of getting a referral from someone who you know loves exactly the same type of massage as you, it’s nearly impossible to answer. Second, it’s been answered about a bajillion times on a zillion different blogs, including this one.
If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know all about the professional directories, personal referrals, etc. so I’m not going to address those. Instead, I’m going to give you a different way to think about finding a therapist. One that will make it easier to know, like, and trust your therapist, because they’ll start out being part of your tribe.
Your new awesome strategy: Find one that supports or belongs to groups that you support.
Here are a few examples of what I mean
Business organizations are the easiest way to find massage therapists because they all have online directories. There are all types of business organizations out there for all types of businesses – green businesses, christian businesses, hispanic owned, woman owned, etc. so do a web search for what you ‘re looking for. With any luck, there’ll be one in your town.
Other organizations and charities can be a great resource as well, but you may have to get involved in the charity, or at least be active on their social media.
So now it’s your turn. Have you ever found a massage therapist through any of these means? If so, how did it go? Let me know in the comments below.