Most people do not know what to look for to find a good or great Thai massage practice.
This article will help to solve this problem.
First of all, it should be said that the price you pay for the massage has absolutely nothing to do with how good the quality of the massage you get will be.
Also, it does not matter where you get the therapy to get a good treatment.
A few numbers: in the USA alone, there are over 60,000 new therapists every year who enter the field.
Interestingly, there are also about 50,000 therapists who leave this profession every year.
Half of the newly qualified therapists are already out of the profession during their first year, and over 70% of the therapists change profession after three years.
There are many reasons for this, but probably the biggest reason is that the payment is not enough for the household income.
In the USA, more than 90% of healers work a second job on the side.
Only 5% of all massage practices manage to achieve a full-time income.
Another reason why so many people leave their profession is because of their own injuries during work.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult, and also very expensive, to find a kind of disability insurance for this type of profession.
Because this occupation means hard work also for the masseur.
Hands, elbows, shoulders, lower back, knees, can be affected if the therapist does not take care of himself enough.
After this description of how difficult and strenuous and difficult the profession is, it is now a matter of answering the question of how to find a good massage practice.
The first question to ask is what kind of application you want.
For example, would you like to lie on a table and relax for 30-60 minutes?
Do you want to get rid of certain painful things in your body, such as a painful back, neck or knee?
Have these pains or injuries been there for a long time, or have you only had them recently?
With these questions of your own, which you have just answered yourself, you should go to therapy and also ask them there.
As already mentioned, this serves to relax and unwind.
Probably you just want to lie down on a table, relax a little and loosen some tense muscles, or maybe you want to relieve general tension in your back or neck.
There are many possibilities, and how to manage yourself after the treatment does not depend on the price you have paid.
In the Yellow Pages you only have to look for the word massage or massage practice, and you will find many offers.
The price range here can range from 30-90 € for 1 hour, whereby the therapist gets only a fraction per hour.
Unfortunately, in larger institutions, little is done for the training of these therapists.
And also it is not always guaranteed that one gets an experienced therapist.
In order to solve this problem, one could look for independent therapists, who make home visits, i.e. come by personally, or work individually.
Because these are active for themselves, and probably much more connected with their own work, and the success to help the patients.
Clear questions, for example, can be answered quickly over the phone:
How many years has the therapist worked as a masseur?
Which school did he attend, where did he gain experience?
Where is he specialised in?
Since, as already mentioned, therapists can either have many years of experience or have just left school, it is important to ask further good questions:
But first you have to ask yourself why you go to a practice: General health, deep-seated pain or problems, or just relaxing?
This should be clarified in the conversation.
Then you can search for a suitable practice.
In addition to the relaxed massage, there is also Thai massage/traditional Thai massage, hot stone treatment, orthopedic massage.
How to find a good practice: it is also an excellent way to ask colleagues, or friends, if they have had good experience.
When making appointments, it is important to say exactly what one’s goals and expectations are for the treatment.
Often your own doctor or family doctor can make a recommendation.
And of course the Internet is always a good source to inform yourself about suitable offers.
Nevertheless one should not expect so much from a unique meeting that deeply lying problems physical complaints are solved for all eternity.