Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Massage Therapists

So you went to a massage therapist years and years ago and you hated it, therefore you've never had a massage again. Okay, maybe your experience isn't that extreme. Maybe you've found a great therapist--if that's the case, then you don't need to read the rest of this :) For those of you that have had bad experiences with massage therapy, I want to say I'm sorry. At the same time, I'd like you to remember that massage therapists are like hairdressers, doctors, car mechanics, dry cleaners, etc. What I mean is that not every massage therapist is going to be a perfect fit with every person that "leaps" onto their massage table or into their massage chair. This is something that really hasn't been well communicated in the industry. Just like you searched for the perfect hairdresser or car mechanic for you and your needs, you need to find the perfect massage therapist to fit you and your needs too.

If you think that massage therapy is too expensive to keep trying different people until you find the right one, think about how much money you've lost with bad hair cuts! But if money is an issue that stops your search, there are a lot of therapists willing to offer money back guarantees, some will give you a free session the first time, and others may offer a first time discount.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is the massage therapist and you need to communicate! Communicate your needs before getting on the table and then listen to what the therapist says. Get them to give you a quick run-down on how the session will proceed and how they're going to try and help you feel better. Communicate with the therapist after the session and be honest. No one really likes to hear criticism but a therapist who really wants to help others feel better will get past that and listen to how they can improve the sessions for you.

Just remember that who your friend, soul-mate, mother, father thinks is a really great massage therapist, that person may not be for you because we are all very different and are on different levels of needs. Whatever you do or decide, remember that it's not your fault that you had a bad session with the therapist that someone's recommended -- they may not be right for your needs and that's okay. Keep looking - don't get discouraged!

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