Tips: How To Choose The Best Massage Therapist In London

Without the right information many people end up working with poorly qualified massage therapist and experiencing such a result, that they may think massage is not for them and they would never try it again. Fortunately with Massaggi you are going to discover how you can feel comfortable knowing that the best massage therapist in London you choose and the massage experience you will have will be both excellent.

Before choosing the Best massage therapist in London?

What most people do not realize about massage therapy is the key for having a good experience and ripping its tremendous health and stress reduction benefit has much to do with the massage therapist you choose to work with as it does with massage itself.

This is why the same diligent should go into choosing a massage therapist as well as choosing a doctor or other medical professional. After all, massage can have health and wellness benefits or ramifications on your body depending whether are performed correctly or not. This is why finding a highly qualified massage therapist is so IMPORTANT.

Unfortunately though, this is not always an easy task. Finding a qualified therapist is not easy amongst the sea and so called massage practitioner out there who will help you instead of hurt you as well as conducting themselves professionally can be quite tricky.

While many countries required massage therapists to be qualified in order to practice many other do not. Most countries do require a completion of a massage training program. But this could means that one can take six weeks course, hung up a sign and open a massage business.

What you need to know

To add to the lack of clarification about the various massage qualification, different schools of massage give different certificates for different programs.

Many times these programs have very different approaches when dealing with:

  • Consultation
  • Assessment         
  • Treatment options

In other words it is NOT only critical that you choose a good massage therapist but it is vital that you choose the therapist that delivers the appropriate treatment for YOUR needs.

How to choose massage therapist
Choosing the best massage therapist in London

So how do you ensure you choose the best massage therapist in London and receive the right type of massage?

They are two ways you can go in doing this: At Massaggi we recommend the second approach. However you can make an informal decision. Let’s talk about both.

First approach for choosing the right therapist and the correct massage modality requires a little bit of homework from your part. With this approach the first assignment is to:

  1.  Familiarize yourself with the different types of massages available. This way you can pick the massage treatment that interest you.
  2.  Find the most qualified therapist to do it for you.

Now, because there are so many different type of massage modality, sometimes it can be so confusing to even understand if you are a new massage client. Some massage modalities are very firm and deep, while others are gentle and more relaxing. There are even some more advanced bodywork approaches to massage gear, more toward athletes’ extensive exercises, specific injuries or some specific health conditions.

Once you have done your homework and have chosen the massage that is right for you, the next step is to find the best massage therapist in London who can deliver that massage treatment.


  1. Arrange a consultation with several massage therapists around London area who practice this form of therapy.
  2. During the consultation, interview each therapist and find out their training and experience, find out how many hours of hands on experience they have had.

Again, you want to make sure you only work with highly qualified massage therapist.

Since practicing make perfect, the amount of hands on experience the London massage therapist has had is extremely important. It is not only the certificate hanging on the wall that indicates proficiency it’s the EXPERIENCE.

Next ask the massage therapist what is their approach to massage and its philosophy. Why do they feel this is the most appropriate approach to your needs?

Medical history and massage consultation

Does their approach and philosophy align with yours? If not it could just result in a potentially uncomfortable experience. Lastly if you choose to take this homework approach, and have a specific health issue, you want to discuss a little bit of your medical history during your consultation.

It’s critical that you ensure your practitioner understands how to customize your massage treatment, to meet any additional medical need you may have. You’ll be shocked how many massage therapists have received any training on working with medical conditions. So this is a crucial step in the selection process!

If you have a specific:

  • Illness        
  • Injury      
  • Disorder
Consultation plan

Ask the therapist if they have worked with similar cases and how they have handled it. Since massage that is done incorrectly can actually worsen an injury and illness, it is very important that the massage practitioner you choose is aware of and knows how to work with your specific needs.

As mentioned above, Massaggi recommend approach number two for the best and most efficient massage experience.

Approach number two is quick simple and requires no homework.

What is it?

The main aim of this approach is to work side by side with our professional massage therapist in London and the client.

We deliver:      

  • Highly trained  
  • Highly Skilled        
  • Bodywork professionals

You will feel comfortable knowing that your massage practitioner:

  1. Has been properly and thoroughly trained 
  2. Is a complete professional and fully insured                            
  3. Has 15 years of massage experience working with a variety of clients and conditions
  4. Has advanced massage training in house

In addition because we often work side by side with other medical professionals, we are also familiar with various injuries and can appropriately customize your massage. We make sure you receive all the benefits of massage therapy treatment and don’t experience any undesired outcome. Making sure you get the best massage experience possible.

You do not have to make any phone calls to therapists, schedule time consuming interview or worry whether you are making the right decision. All is left for you to do now is enjoy the tremendous PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL and MENTAL BENEFITS that we do offer through our professional massage therapy center in central London.

If that is something you are interested in doing, here is what you should do right now; simply call Massaggi on the number above and ask any questions you would like and see for yourself what make our massage practice unique and exciting for all of our massage clients and get ready to experience the best massage therapist in London of your life.

About The Author:

Ben has been a practical pain management trainer and a celebrated massage therapist. He believes human well-being is deeply connected to the health of mind and body both, including deep tissues. He holds numerous certifications for best of breeds massage techniques helping him on a mission for healthy London and then rest of the world. He has been an active contributor in massage technique research and on Massaggi blog.