Hands-On Healing

A good back rub may do morefor your stress level than you think

masseur or masseuse at home, make sure the person is licensed by the state.

  • Have reasonable expectations. Massages cannot address serious medical problems, but you should get excellent service. Don’t hesitate to point out problem areas; remember, you are in control and your comfort is key.
  • Don’t forget spa etiquette. Make an appointment with a specific treatment in mind and be prompt. Also make sure to tip well. The standard gratuity is 20% of the cost of the service.
  • For help finding a massage therapist, contact the Massage Therapy Association at 847-864-0123, the International Massage Association at 800-933-7113 or the International Institute of Reflexology at 813-343- 4811.

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