Two things your massage therapist does not care about

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What you wear during your massage What you wear during your massage is always your choice.  A major benefit of massage is being able to relax.  Thinking about what you are or are not wearing makes it harder to relax.  … Read More

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The value of working slowly

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As a massage school student, I learned a particular routine that I used in the school clinic.  It was encouraged so we could have a guideline to know about how much time to spend on each area and to develop … Read More

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What Should You Look For In A Massage Therapist?

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It’s often easy to tell if a massage therapist is great — they usually have a really long waiting list, because their services are always in demand. But how did these therapists get there in the first place? If you … Read More

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What does a professional massage therapist offer

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Some people like massage and what it does for them.  Others are curious if it is worth the cost.  Everybody likes to save money and there are times that money is tight.  In many areas of life we look for … Read More

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Massage is like having a housecleaner

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People hire a housecleaner because they need cleaning done.  They have messes and they might not have the expertise or time to take care of it properly.  They might have a stain that they don’t know how to remove.  Maybe … Read More

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Is it okay to fall asleep during a massage?

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                  It’s been a long week. You’re tired, achey, and you’ve neglected yourself for far too long for the sake of ‘fill in the blank’. (Viable options might be kids, spouse, elderly parents, job, second job…) And NOW, you have … Read More

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You’re massaging me too fast!

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A conversation requires one person to speak and the other to listen. The second part then, gives a relevant response based on what the first part has said. Think of massage as a conversation. When we move quickly on the … Read More

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Should I take my underwear off during a massage?

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Should I take my underwear off? Well that depends. Usually Yes, but sometimes No. Please find and match an example below to your current status: If you have complaints regarding pretty much any muscle group close to where your underwear … Read More

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How do you handle a massage client you can’t help?

As massage therapists, there’s so much we can do to help people. From helping to heal our clients’ bodies with our various techniques, to being the one person all week who has actually listened to them. Giving them a quiet … Read More

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Why become a massage therapist?

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As I’ve mentioned- probably ad nauseum- a few times before, I was a public school teacher with a steady income, good benefits, and a solid retirement plan. When I left teaching to become a massage therapist, I had to field … Read More

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