Massage environment

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Massage at home?

There are reasons to choose to have a massage in your own home, and there are reasons not to. When it comes to it, it all comes down to your temperament and what you value important in regards to relaxation. If you’re in doubt if having a massage at home is for you, look at … Continue reading »

Hygiene in massage

Hygiene is very important when you massage, especially in these times where the threat of the new flu is hanging over us. We as therapists are very aware of the situation and take our precautions. For a normal massage we do the following: Wash our hands before and after a massage. Change sheets and towels, … Continue reading »

Signals sent via the massage environment

When decorating a treatment room and other areas a client might enter, it’s important to consider what signals that might be sent. One thing is the subconscious signals via colours, plants, music and scents which affect our emotional state. But there is also the more obvious signals to take into consideration. The types of paintings, … Continue reading »

Massage music

Finding the right massage music can make a big difference in how a massage is experienced by the client. The music played will of course depend on the type of massage given, but in the following I will discuss music that is relaxing and aids the client in letting go and receive the massage. For … Continue reading »

Colours and moods

Colours can affect our mood and influence our well-being, not to mention that studies have shown a clear connection between colours and health when used in hospitals. It is accepted that colours affect our mood and can be used to increase energy or make us relax. Colours also hold a high symbolic value and send … Continue reading »

Setting the mood

Lighting, candles, scent and music plays a great influence when setting up a room for your massages. Candles and lighting can make a big difference to a room. Candles provide a warm light that increases the temperature of the room both physically and mentally. There has been a primitive acknowledgement in the fire element of … Continue reading »

Décor and room

Setting the mood is important when you give a massage. The surroundings influence how we feel and is the first step in creating a good massage for your client. The room in which a massage takes place should be warm and welcoming. It should be so warm that the client can lie naked on the … Continue reading »