Massage Therapist Kapaa HI

Local resource for message therapist in Kapaa. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to massage therapy, massage therapy classes, as well as information on massage therapy courses, and content on massages.

Spa Makaiwa
(808) 821-2626
520 Aleka Loop
Kapaa, HI
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Massage Practitioner

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Puamana Massage
(808) 823-6050
4-976 Kuhio Hwy Ste A
Kapaa, HI
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Massage Practitioner

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Arakaki Louise Packer
(808) 821-0878
4-901 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI
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Massage Practitioner

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Island Sports Chiropractic
(808) 245-7100
3125 AKAHI ST
Lihue, HI
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Princeville Health Club & Spa
(808) 826-5030
5-3900 Kuhio Hwy
Princeville, HI
Industry
Health Spa, Massage Practitioner

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Touching Heaven Professional Massage Studio
(808) 823-6144
4504 Kukui St Suite 8
Kapaa, HI
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Massage Practitioner

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Nilsson Mark
(808) 822-4644
480 Puuopae Rd
Kapaa, HI
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Massage Practitioner

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Me Time Day Spa
(808) 245-8880
3501 Rice St
Lihue, HI
Industry
Health Spa, Massage Practitioner

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Garden Isle Massage, The
(808) 652-2946
4381 Kukui Grove St Suite #4
Lihue, HI
Industry
Massage Practitioner

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A Poipu Day Spa
(808) 742-8502
3176 Poipu Rd
Koloa, HI
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Health Spa, Massage Practitioner

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Choosing a Massage Therapist

Choosing a Massage Therapist

Posted by Staff (01/28/2011 @ 4:28 pm)

Each state has its own licensing requirements for massage therapists, so the first thing to consider when seeking the services of a massage therapist is license & credentials. In order to practice massage therapy in most states, the massage therapist must have a license obtained from the state’s massage therapy board. In other states, such as Wyoming, there are no state requirements, but license requirements exist within the different municipalities.

Before booking your first appointment, all you have to do is check your state licensing board website to verify a license. To verify the validity of a massage therapist’s license, you will need the therapist’s certificate number, city of residence, and first and last name. To locate your state board of massage therapy website, visit The Massage Register. The Massage Register lists massage therapy requirements by state and direct links to state boards.

If you have made it to the license verification point in the selection process, chances are you are already pretty sure of the type of massage you are interested in, whether you prefer a male or female, and how much you want to spend. If not, the information to follow will be very useful. Besides choosing whether you prefer a male or females, knowing what type of massage you’re interested in will help narrow your choices.

There are a number of specialty areas in the massage therapy industry. Some massage therapists may be certified in several specialty areas, while others may be certified in just one. Just a few of the most popular specialty areas include:

·Swedish Massage
·Aromatherapy Massage
·Deep Tissue Massage
·Hot Stone Massage
·Thai Massage
·Shiatsu
·Back Massage
·Sports Massage
·Reflexology
·Prenatal Massage

If you’re interested in both Swedish and hot stone massage, choose a massage therapist that’s licensed in your state and certified in both areas. If you’re interested in sports massage only, choose a massage therapist that’s licensed in your state and certified in sports massage. To verify certification, ask the therapist for the name of the school or program that awarded the certificate to make sure the program it is accredited. If the massage therapist works in a professional setting, you might not have to ask. The therapist will likely have a license and certificate(s) on displat, in plain view.

Next, contact the school or program to verify accreditation and certification. Most programs are more than willing to verify credentials and accreditation status. The accrediting agencies for massage therapy schools and programs are as follows:

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
Website: www.abhes.org

Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET)
Website: www.accet.org

Accrediting Commission for Career Schools & Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT)
Website: www.accsct...

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