Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, reflexology. The options for massage are endless, and the wrong choice equals time, money and effort wasted. Or worse.

But you don’t have to face the choices lying down … First, the good news: we live in Ohio, a state with some of the highest standards for massage certification in the nation. So long as you choose a therapist who’s certified by the state, you can lie down on her table assured in the knowledge that you’re far from her first, that she’s completed hundreds of hours of study and clinical work.

The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, April 29, 2013