What to Look for in a Massage Parlor
Most massage parlors are completely professional and accommodating, so whether you know next to nothing about massage therapy or you visit regularly, you’re almost guaranteed a welcoming, relaxing, and enjoyable experience.
Massage parlors take great pride in giving their clients a good experience, since massage therapy is a unique way to feel rejuvenated both mentally and physically. In any case, it’s a good idea to have some criteria in mind when you’re looking for a new spa to head to.
Price. Like any salon-type experience, it’s no secret that massages are luxury experiences and not medical necessities.
It’s unrealistic to expect high-quality service if you are not prepared to pay for it. So do your research on the parlors, spas, and salons near you, and figure out what you are able to pay and what your expectations are for that price point. It’s fair to not want to drop a substantial amount of cash, so don’t make any rash decisions.
When looking up the different services that are available at certain price ranges, consider what you are hoping to get of the experience, and what health benefits you are hoping for.
Credentials. Massage therapists may not be neurosurgeons, but any mistakes made can cause you serious physical damage.
It’s necessary that you spend some time looking up the therapists at a certain location to make sure they are legitimate. It’s especially important that you consult your physician if you have serious medical concerns, because massage therapy should not be used as a substitute for prescribed occupational or physical therapy.
Services Offered. If you are looking for a particular type of massage technique, you might find that some locations offer services that others do not. Use the spa’s website to do as much research as you can beforehand, but you can always call and ask if you have lingering questions or are looking for any more clarification.
If you’re unsure what type of massage would be best for you, there is generally a standardized or beginner service that is offered, but it might also be worth it to do research on the different kinds of massage therapies that exist.
Client Reviews. Reputable massage parlors will have overwhelmingly positive reviews and should be highly recommended in your community.
If do happen to see occasional negative feedback, you should keep it mind when considering where to take your patronage, but remember that if clients are rude or condescending to massage therapists they are almost guaranteed to have a less pleasant experience, so as long as you plan to be respectful you shouldn’t have a problem.
You could also ask close friends and family if they have any experience visiting certain massage locations, since they know you best.
It is our hope that your massage therapy experience is nothing but a positive one. We wish you all the best in looking for a new location to attend, and we invite you to share your experiences and thoughts with us. Take care!