Choose The Best
Ask About The Training Of The Practitioner
Or Instructor You Are Considering
There is no formal credential or license required for practicing or teaching a relaxation technique; the techniques may be used or taught by licensed professionals, including physicians, recreational therapists and psychologists.
- If you need names of practitioners in your area, first ask your health professional.
- Find out as much as you can about any potential practitioner, including his/her education, training, licensing and certifications, credentials that vary tremendously from state to state and from discipline to discipline.
- Find out whether he/she is willing to work together with your conventional health professionals for safe, coordinated care.
- Explain all of your health conditions to the potential practitioner and ask about his/her experience in working with people with your conditions.
- Choose a practitioner who understands how to work with people with your specific needs, even if general well-being is your goal.
Resource: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCAM)