Find a qualified massage therapist through the AMTA Find a Massage Therapist® national locator service. American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) members are the first choice of massage therapy consumers.1 Search by your location or by your preferred massage therapy technique.
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- Office hours
- Education background
- Areas of specialty
- Further information, including bio, business website or social media links
- Contact information to book your massage therapy appointment
Questions for Your Prospective Massage Therapist
Searching for a massage therapist? Get the most out of your massage therapy session by asking these questions.
Are you a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)?
AMTA members commit to the AMTA Code of Ethics and must meet all state and/or local requirements to practice. AMTA professional members have demonstrated a level of skill and knowledge through education and are required to meet continuing education requirements.
Are you licensed to practice massage in this state?
Forty-six states and Washington, D.C. regulate the massage therapy profession. Ask your massage therapist about their credentials to practice massage therapy according to the laws in your state or local community. Minnesota does not have a state wide regulation, each municipality requires a different set of regulation.
Are you trained in any specific types of massage?
While some massage therapists use just one or two types of massage, many are trained in a variety of techniques. Talk to your massage therapist about your health and why you are seeking massage therapy. This dialogue will help the massage therapist choose the best approach to achieve the goals of your massage.
Find a Trusted Massage Therapist
Members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are the most trusted massage therapists in the United States.
Types of Massage
Most massage therapists use a variety of massage techniques in a massage therapy session to best address your health and wellness needs.
Talk to your massage therapist about your health goals to customize your massage therapy session.
Four Common Types of Massage Therapy
- Swedish: The most common type of massage, to relax and energize you.
- Deep tissue: For muscle damage from an injury, such as whiplash or back strain.
- Sports: To help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and help recovery.
- Chair: Massage of the upper body, while fully clothed and seated in a special portable chair.