|Posted on August 17, 2015 at 8:40 PM|
When I first began massage school, I had a misconception that EVERYONE liked massage. How could they not--it seems like the perfect cur-all from stress to muscle pain to just keeping you going on the right health path. There are so many factors that need to be considered to make sure that every client has a good experience and can get the most out of their massage experience.
The first topic that always seems come up is regarding how much clothing should or should not be worn. Every client is different. Some relax best unrestrcted from clothing and techniques that cover more than one joint at a time. Some feel much more protected keeping it all on and that alone will make clients relax better. Regardless of your preferance the therapist will NEVER see you naked. At every session I allow my clients to undress to their comfort level. They remain draped with the sheet and blanket at all times. I have had clients that only take off their shoes. I don't allow shoes on my table. They remained fully clothed the whole session and that is perfectly acceptable.
Massage therapy can be very emotional for some. The power of touch is very deep. Think about everything we tounch during the day. Think about who you have touched today and how it may have affected them. Most of the time, touch is very healing, hugs of joy, hugs of sorrow, holding a child's hand, holding your lover's hand, a greeting kiss on the cheek, a high five for a great accomplishment or even just a pat on the back. However, some do not receive this possitive touch. Some have been hit, some have been choked and some actually do not receive any human touch at all. It can be very important to find the right therapist/client match so that the benefits of possitive touch can reach everyone.
The power of an hour is actally powerfull--So why haven't you had your massage yet?