Massage therapy Vancouver, registered massage therapists are highly trained to deliver therapy massages for insurance claims, injuries, tendonitis & more. Whether your goal is to resolve a Vancouver injury or other medical condition, an athletic tune-up via a vigorious massage therapy Vancouver professional sports massage.
There are so many massage therapists offering massages that you may feel confused as to where to start. There are some genuine practitioners who know their art, but at the same time, there are some therapists who offer dubious services and are nothing more than glorified scams. How do you know which of these massage therapists are genuine and which aren't?
Massage Therapists - Training
As a general rule relating to massage therapists, the level of training is not an adequate indication of the level of service you can expect since training standards are not consistent throughout the industry. Many therapists boast that they are highly-trained but offer services of questionable value and efficacy. In other instances, even poorly-trained therapists possess enough skills due to on-the-job experience that they can serve their patients very well.
Therapy - Benefits
Another thing you need to look at is how beneficial the therapy session will turn out to be. It is true that massages offer a few benefits, chief among which are relaxation and pleasure, and you should enjoy at least these benefits from any given session. The better-trained therapists, however, can offer many other useful services such as specialized massages for specific pains and injuries as opposed to a one-size-fits-all solution. For example, a trained therapist might be able to offer evidence-based treatment for conditions such as plantar fasciitis in addition to the therapeutic treatment. This can prove to be very valuable, providing that you can locate such a therapist and be able to afford him or her. Sadly, it is very rare to find a therapist who is trained enough to offer therapy suggestions related to orthopedics and rehabilitation.
Another downside is that many Vancouver massage therapists tend to promote pseudoscientific beliefs and practices, which end up doing more harm than good. You need to be wary of therapists who wax lyrical about such questionable practices such as detoxification or "releasing" certain kinds of tissues, which can not only prove to be unpleasant and stressful but also lead to injuries and health issues.
The hallmark of good medical massages is, therefore, the level of services that they are able to offer. They are open about the limitations of the services they offer and do not hesitate to forward their patients to medical professionals if they feel that the problem is beyond their level of expertise. In contrast, bad therapists have a very narrow range of medical massages & services and pitch them shamelessly, even when there is a multitude of scientific evidence that proves that these treatments do not work. Some peddle faith-based options, while others promote treatments that were discredited earlier. The questionable practitioners also tend to pitch their limited range of services as the solution to any and every problem their patient faces without considering customized solutions or even looking at the limitations of their medical massage services. This means that you need to do your own research and exercise caution and good judgment at every turn.