Using the Yellow Pages to find a Therapist is probably not the best way to go, the reason being you don’t really know what your getting. The best place to start is with family and friends. They, at least can tell you about the experience they had with Massage. Many of my clients have known me for years. They could probably tell you more about me than I could. It kind of feels like family, like a friend
Another good place to look would be medical offices. Chiropractors, especially often retain Therapists who know a bit more than the average about the human body and how it works. At minimum, they at least know when a Massage is the wrong thing to do. My background, before I attended Massage School, was in Physical Therapy. I was interested in helping people with real health issues, Accidents, Injuries, and otherwise serious conditions. I then was inclined to work in Chiropractic offices.
In the city of Rancho Cucamonga, where I work, the Therapist must have a minimum of 500 hours training. We are also required to carry insurance.