Selecting a massage therapist

I get phone calls from people asking me all sorts of questions in their quest for a massage therapist and sometimes I feel like i'm being interviewed for a job that I haven't applied for. What are my qualifications, where did I do my training, how long have I been practicing massage therapy for .... granted all these are legitimate questions. When you start asking how old am I, how much do I weigh, am I fit ie. muscular, and what do I wear during a massage ...... well, then I start to think that maybe you're not that serious about the benefits of a massage and other than the possibilty that you are going to give me a hard time with wandering hands trying for the 'grope' .... you should probably be looking for a sex worker!

There are a LOT, and I stress a LOT, of 'massage therapists' that have just done a weekend course, or some not even that long, and then advertise in the local papers, so be warned. We're all adults (most of the time), so at the end of the day it is YOUR decision and YOUR money.

Massage therapists who are members of A. M. T. A. or similar associations, have achieved a high standard of training. They have demonstrated to the satisfaction of their association, that they are skilled and professional in their approach to massage, and have agreed to abide by a strict code of practice. You should ensure that any massage therapists that you choose is a current member of A. M. T. A. or similar associations. Don't have any misgivings about asking to see the therapists qualifications, it will soon sort you out and put your mind at ease that they are qualified.

The main aim of the relaxation massage is to disperse any general physical tension in a soothing and caring manner. A full body relaxation massage may include your scalp, face, neck, shoulders, back, buttocks, stomach, arms, hands, legs and feet. Please advise me before the massage if there are any areas that you would prefer avoided during the massage – e.g. if you have a tender bruise or have ticklish feet or you are uncomfortable having areas such as your butt massaged.

Your comfort is the foremost consideration. I will provide a covering for your whole body, so that each part need only be uncovered briefly whilst being massaged.

Caring and sensitive masseurs will adapt their massage techniques and intensity of pressure to suit your individual needs. Many massage techniques may be utilised from gentle stroking with fingertips or long gliding strokes with the whole hand, to intense deep-tissue friction with thumb, knuckles. I’ve even had people walk on my back!

To obtain maximum benefit from a relaxation massage, it is best to allow for a one-hour session. There are those little sessions though, where some companies hire a masseur with a portable chair to go around offices and give out 10 minute neck and shoulder massges. Think yourself very, and I say VERY lucky if you work in one of those business's as in these economic times it's a rarity !


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