To tell you the truth it ‘aint what you do, it’s the way that you do it’, It is important to ask your therapist if they can combine different treatment approaches for different clients, or the same client at different points in their pain cycle or are they just a one trick pony? Sometimes you need deep therapeutic work and other times very light touch. I know as a client myself that I need something different every treatment I have. (Which is every 2 weeks, by the way!) More importantly I think, is to ask, how often does your Therapist have a treatment? I am constantly amazed, certainly here in the UK, when asking that question, that the therapist often admits to ‘not as often as they would like’ to ‘never’! So if they never feel it, how can they have any idea how you feel on that table or how good this stuff is? Come on, do you ever see a hairdresser with a birds-nest hairdo, beautician with bad skin, or a nail technician with chipped nails? This is serious stuff, so please leave Massage Therapy to those few serious solely dedicated professionals, who can bring it the professional courtesy it so obviously deserves.
Last but very not least! – There is another reason to have a Massage that goes even deeper than the rest. Being touched is about getting support. Support that we all need on the difficult journey we call life. No matter how you look at it, being human is tough. We all make mistakes, have arguments, get upset, struggle. There is something intrinsically painful about the human condition. Massage can help to soothe that journey. Every Human Body needs and deserves the support that Massage can provide on lifes’ journey. So you see, it’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity!