To have the best massage experience here are a few do’s and dont’s most licensed massage therapists appreciate.
1.“Call Us Massage Therapists”
As you visit a massage clinic, always remember to use the proper terminology for your therapist. Licensed Massage Therapist, Massage Therapist or simply, LMT. Each has been certified through accredited training, education and years of experience to provide solutions to assist their clients individual needs.
2.“Please don’t be late.”
Your massage therapist has clients coming in right after you, so you should be on time. As possible, he/she likes working on you for the entire scheduled time, so being late means having a less time left for the session.
3. “How about taking a warm shower before the session?”
Take care of yourself before you enter a massage clinic. The easiest way to prepare is having a warm shower. The effect on your body would help you be less tense during the session, benefiting you and your LMT.
4.“It really doesn’t matter that you haven’t shaved.”
As long as you are clean, it has no effect on the treatment. If it does affect the therapy, oils and lotions are used.
5.“Please keep yourself covered.”
LMTs will follow strict draping protocols to protect you and themselves. They are trained on how to properly drape clients.
6.“Don’t be shy about your buttocks.”
In the world of massage therapy, your buttocks is a big muscle. Massage therapists observe the body in a clinical sense. If you have problems in your lower back, legs, hips or gluteal muscles, let your LMT know.
7.“Your body is beautiful just how it is.”
Don’t worry about body insecurities due to deformity, scars or stretch marks. LMTs are here to help clients with their body’s health. As long as you are on your way to health, keep in mind that you are beautiful just the way you are.
8.“Do your homework.”
Consider this, “what do you do between treatments?” Your LMT will help to remind you of all the things that should be done after and between each session. If you want to feel better, do your homework.
9. “Your success is our success.”
An LMT’s utmost priority is their clients’ recovery. It really matters that you communicate what is positive or negative about your sessions. Your LMT might even refer you to another LMT that can help you with another modality.
10. “Share whats working for you via referrals.”
If you enjoy your massage experience, share it to your friends. Your therapist would be pleased to know that you are happy with the result and that you’ve recommended your friends to try the service.