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We all have done it. We do background checks on people we do not know, we ask people and find out reputations on great Doctors in the area, and we look up and research pricing on getting the best deal for our money. So, do you do the same when looking for a good Massage Therapist?
For years, Massage Therapists were known for providing relaxation benefits. Very few people used to be able to afford massages and there were not that many Massage Therapists to choose from. Now, you can find a massage therapist just about any time of the day, and not for an expensive rate. So, how do you know that your therapist has properly been trained?
If you have been a massage guru like my-self, you have been to many different places around the country and vacation almost always calls for at least one day of spa treatments. Did you happen to notice that depending on the state you are visiting, the massage seems so different?
Each state has a different set of guidelines as to what they require. Some states don’t require any training at all! Missouri requires 500 standard hours and the same with Illinois, but Missouri allows students right out of school to work for up to 1 full year without taking their state boards to prove they know their material well enough not to hurt others. Illinois on the other hand does not allow you to work in the Massage Therapy field at all without taking your boards.
Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself as the client. As a client, you can always request to see a copy of their Massage Therapy license which should have a picture attached to it. It is state law to have these in office. If the Massage Therapist has not taken their state boards yet, it will say “provisional” at the top. If they have taken their state boards, it will not say anything other than their name.
If you know the therapists name before the massage takes place, then you can visit
https://renew.pr.mo.gov/licensee-search.asp you can also search for your doctor on this site too!
Therese Ippolito: NutriFormance Massage Therapy Director.
 

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