HP Massage Guides
Welcome to HP Massage. If you’ve never had massage therapy, you can read our guide ‘What is Massage Therapy?‘ to learn all about it and find out what to expect during your first session.
Below you can find our guides for finding a massage therapist and learning how to massage.
Finding a Massage Therapist
To find a qualified massage therapist in your area, use the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) search facility here: www.amtamassage.org/findamassage/find.html
Learning How to Massage
If you are interested in learning how to give a great massage, training is available in various forms, at various levels, ranging in cost from free for online video to thousands of dollars for school.
Online Video: At zero cost, you can learn techniques and become more proficient at giving massages by making use of some of the videos available on Youtube. Here’s a great channel with several easy-to-follow videos to get you started: www.youtube.com/user/LearnHowToMassage
At home DVD’s: There is a cost involved with this option, albeit a very low one. But the major benefit here is that DVD video is generally much better quality than online video, especially when viewed on large panel TV’s, so you get to see the techniques in action that much more clearly. You can get some great at home training DVD’s from Home Study Massage for under $50: www.homestudymassage.com
Massage School: The most costly option by far – with a price tag of up to $10,000 or more for training – but the only place to be if you are aspiring to become a professional masseur or masseuse. Massage school or college is where you’ll need to go to gain your necessary qualification from AMTA. To find a school near you visit: www.amtamassage.org/schools/index.html