How to select and find a good massage therapist? There is a national website called "The American Massage Therapy Association.", AMTA.org. lists licensed massage therapist according to each state. You can gauge a good therapist by of course, the length of years they have been practicing, but you should definitely insure that you work with a licensed massage certified therapist.
They are plenty of body workers out there, but they might not know the precautions, the pathology and the physiology that is required in a good massage therapist. Another really good way to find a massage therapist is by word of mouth. Your friends, your family, colleagues, your other professional practitioners you work with. Maybe a good source for you to find someone who is more geared toward therapeutic massage.
Hopefully that will answer your questions.