Massage therapists want to help their clients.
We do the best we can to relieve muscular pain.
It’s just that sometimes we go overboard and do too much in 1 session.
We think that more is better and that the more we do, the better a client will feel.
Today, I saw a new client who had to be coaxed by her boyfriend (who is a client of mine) to come see me because she saw a deep tissue massage therapist that hurt her so much that she swore she would never get a massage again.
What’s sad about this is that the massage therapist that harmed her didn’t mean to work so hard.
Clients come to us all the time wanting instant relief and expect it in 1 hour.
It takes a seasoned professional to pause and educate the client about expectations before the session begins.
Seek out professionals (in any business or service) that communicates well and can articulate what you are seeking.
Make sure you are understood and that the expectations are clearly laid out before any service or business transaction has taken place.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions and speak up.