Date: 22 August 2018
Many people tell you – “Massages are amazing; you have got to have one! Do yourself a favour and book one for yourself”.
Now you are taking the step to book a massage. You are also wondering what you would expect at a massage. Is it what it looks like in the movies? Or even what you might have done for your mum and dad when you were kids?
When you get to the clinic, you are greeted by the massage therapist and asked to fill out a client intake form (which asks about your body, aches and pains, emergency contact, etc). Once done, the massage therapist will consult with you about the current state of your physical, mental and emotional health. This assists both client and therapist in deciding on the treatment focus for the session.
Please be aware that you are in a safe and supportive environment with the massage therapist.
What would you discuss with the massage therapist at this stage? Some examples would be:
- People suffering stress, depression, exhaustion, physical discomfort and injuries, confusion, grief or loss.
- It may also assist if you are dealing with ongoing illness, work or relationship issues, and life transitions.
This is part 1 of what to expect at a massage. Keep an eye out for the next part