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The Network of professional massage therapists of Quebec brings together more than 8,000 massage therapists
In order to make it easier for therapists with a higher level of training to be distinguished by the public, the Réseau has created the designation of “specialized massage therapist” for professionals with an academic record of at least 1,000 hours of accredited training.
Customers, who are becoming more and more informed, are constantly seeking to meet increasingly specific needs. A massage therapist who specializes adds different techniques and more tools to their practice allowing them to respond to the needs of this clientele.
A therapist can specialize in, among other things, helping to prevent physiological problems of a muscular or joint nature, but also to have a positive impact on general well-being and on reducing the effects of stress on the body. Specialization also allows the therapist to develop a more personal approach in a sometimes very specific niche. Their service offer can be further diversified for a specific clientele.
There is no single formula when it comes to specialization. A massage therapist may choose to develop their skills in chair massage in a company, for example. Another could train in sports massage therapy to work with athletes, sports teams or amateur athletes. Or else develop different techniques that allow clients to enter into complete relaxation, where massage therapy can reduce the effects of stress on the body. On the other hand, some therapists will opt for more advanced anatomical and physiological training with training in physiotherapy or orthotherapy. Thus, there are as many possibilities as there are massage therapists.
If to want to receive a specialized care, call one of The Réseau’s specialized massage therapist.
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