The Importance of Communication in a Massage Therapy Session – Part 2

  • Massage Therapy
  • June 10, 2024
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The Importance of Communication in a Massage Therapy Session

During the Session

Communication doesn’t stop once the message starts. Here’s why it’s still important once you’re on the table.

Feedback on Comfort

If something feels off, too painful, or super amazing, say so! Your therapist isn’t a mind reader, and your feedback helps them adjust their technique in real time.

Adjusting Pressure

Everyone’s tolerance for pressure varies. What’s too firm for one person might be too gentle for another. Speaking up helps your therapist find your perfect pressure zone.

Checking in on Preferences

Sometimes, what sounded great at the beginning of the session might not feel right halfway through. Communicating changes in your preferences ensures the session evolves with your needs.

Cool Stat: Clients who provide real-time feedback during their massage experience a 40% greater improvement in their symptoms.

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After the Session

The chat shouldn’t end when the message does. Here’s what comes next.

Discussing Aftercare

Your therapist can give you tips on how to extend the benefits of your massage, like stretching exercises or hydration tips.

Scheduling Follow-ups

If you loved your session, talking about the best time to come back can help you maintain those feel-good vibes long-term.

Providing Feedback

Let your therapist know what you loved (or didn’t). It helps them improve and ensures your next session is even better.

Cool Stat: 90% of clients who discuss aftercare with their therapist report longer-lasting benefits from their massage.

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Wrapping It Up

So there you have it! Communication is the secret ingredient to getting the most out of your massage therapy sessions. From the first hello to the final goodbye, making sure you’re on the same page as your therapist can make all the difference. It’s not just about having a chat; it’s about customizing your experience, ensuring your comfort, and maximizing those blissful, relaxed vibes. Next time you’re heading in for a massage, remember to speak up and make it your best session yet!

Ivy Adams
Author
Massage Therapy Program Chair

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Ivy is a proud graduate of Northwest Career College, class of 1999, and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist ever since. Her eighteen years of experience has taken her through an eclectic array of…Read Full Bio