I will graduate from massage therapy school on Dec. 16th
I have been a RN for 17 years, and pursued it as an area of interest after I myself recieved my first massage several months post op for a fractured knee. They accomplished more improvement with my ROM than several months of PT had accomplished, by soft tissue mobilization. I personally hope to use the MT in association/conjunction with psychiatric counselling for my clients when I obtain my Nurse Practioner's licensure. I believe that as a therapist, I provide the level of service my client needs based on assessment. I may start out doing a Swedish style massage, but if I locate trigger points, then I will proceed with more NMT and deep tissue work, with the goal being relief of discomfort and improved mobility.
In reference to my experience, I was seen my someone who was nationally and state certified as an MT, with specialty certification in NMT, reflexology, and aromatherapy. Their licensure should be posted in their office, and it is certainly your right to ask about credentials and ask to see them.