Today’s massage industry is ever-changing, sometimes confusing, but always exciting in the choices it presents to the massage consumer.
The CMT, or Certified Massage Therapist, is the most commonly accepted standard for a professional massage provider. LMT and CMP are other standard titles associated with massage professionals. These individuals have gone through many hours of training in massage therapy, anatomy, physiology, ethics, and have had plenty of hands-on training in providing massage.
Traditionally, CMTs have been independent professionals who work from their homes, or rent space individually to provide healing bodywork to their clients. But times have changed, and now the majority of massage professionals work at a spa or other massage establishment.
Most visible these days are the spas and “corporate” massage establishments.