Therapist and client

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Massage and Trust

Do you know the intent of your massage therapist? The reason why she or he is a massage therapist and enjoys giving you a massage? Are you certain that every single touch is fully professional? Can you be sure your therapist is evaluating your body for professional reasons only? Do you know the reason for … Continue reading »

Guilt of enjoying touch

Guilt and shame over enjoying a massage is more common than one would expect. Many feel guilt over relaxing and doing nothing. Others feel guilt over pampering themselves. Some feel guilt over spending the money. And others again feel guilt over enjoying the physical touch and the sensuality of the massage. Most of these things … Continue reading »

Achieve the best massage for yourself

Upon the suggestion from a reader, I here give my advice on how to gain the most benefits from a massage. This is by no means any final list or true for everybody, but aimed to give you inspiration on how to make -your- next massage experience something even better than normally. Before the massage, … Continue reading »

Is massage for me?

Image via Wikipedia Yes. I can answer yes to that question without hesitation. Practically all people can receive a massage. Due to various contraindications, the type and style of massage that suits you the best might vary. But everybody can benefit from and enjoy a massage. Many people let questions and uncertainties stop them from … Continue reading »

Can massage become addictive?

A reader asked the following question:“Is there something as massage addiction? Can going to for a massage on weekly basis harm your body on the long run ? Does your body get too used to it where you get crams if you don’t go for one anymore.” I have never heard about massage addiction or … Continue reading »

Massaging pectoralis major, importance and benefits

Image via Wikipedia Not many try to have their chest muscles (pectoralis major) massaged. Especially on women there’s the worry about the breasts and a massage becoming too intimate or crossing lines. This is rather unfortunate as it’s a very important muscle to have massaged, especially when dealing with shoulder and upper back problems due … Continue reading »

Tips to a better massage energy

Image by teachingsagittarian via Flickr As mentioned last week, massage is energy exchange. This makes it important that the therapist is aware of the mechanisms and takes that into consideration both before, during and after a massage. There are different approaches, many depending on personal beliefs and experiences. The preparations and practices can be very … Continue reading »

Massage is energy exchange

Image via Wikipedia Massage is much more than a client lying passively in her own world and a therapist just pressing on muscles. There’s an entire unseen exchange taking place, which both actively take part in. It isn’t something that can be measured except by experiencing it. It’s an exchange of emotions, of intent, of … Continue reading »

My best experiences as a massage therapist

As a massage therapist I’ve had some truly moving moments with clients. Pretty much all massage sessions bring something unique and amazing to me. I learn from each session, I gain insights and great enjoyment from letting my hands and stones heal and help the person lying on the massage table. In spirit of the … Continue reading »

Renew yourself

Image via Wikipedia As a massage therapist, but this is true for all people, it’s important to renew yourself and regularly learn new skills. If you don’t undertake these challenges, there’s a risk of your life growing stale as well as your craft. It’s healthy for your mind to expand and grow your expertise. Not … Continue reading »