1. You are always right and you must get exactly what you want. Many massage consumers assume that you go to a professional masseuse, and therefore anything they say is worth it. The old adage that the consumer is always right applies to the Massage Businessindustry as well. Of course, you want to work with a “trusted expert,” but that doesn’t mean that if you think you need to focus more on a particular area or altered pressure, you shouldn’t be given exactly that.
A “trusted expert” will listen to exactly what you want and apply the techniques to help you achieve that goal. When you go out to buy something that you have already decided to buy, you are not going to let a seller sell you something different than what you had in mind (although this happens too often in the market). The same is true for your massage therapy experience. If you are not sure what you need but have a specific complaint, your masseuse should listen to your main complaints and provide a solution to help you achieve your desired result (more on this later).
If you feel like the masseur you are working with is not listening to your needs, it is perfectly fine for you to end the massage session. This may seem a bit harsh, but wasting your time and money on ineffective treatments is not an acceptable option.
2. What to expect from your Massage Businesstreatment. Massage therapy treatment must specifically meet the desired result. You should expect that you work with a qualified masseuse who will listen to your problems and help you get a massage that is very satisfying for you. From the moment you call to schedule your massage treatment, you should have the feeling that you are working with a therapist who will treat you as an individual and respect your individual needs. It is convenient to request the credentials and experience of the masseur.
You may also want to speak to an existing client to make sure that you had a pleasant experience with an existing client that you work with and that you had a pleasant experience with the doctor you are about to have a massage with. You can ask to go to see the facilities where you will receive your massage. Does it look clean, relaxing, and therapeutic? How does the energy of the facility feel? Does it align with your energy and does it feel like a place that you will be comfortable with? It is also appropriate to ask to meet with the therapist who will possibly work with you prior to the massage treatment so that you can be sure that you will feel comfortable with the massage therapist.
When you have set up your massage treatment and arrive for your massage, you will be asked to complete some documents. Allow enough time to complete the paperwork so that it does not interfere with your massage time. After all, if you are seeing a massage expert, they are likely very busy and have clients before and after you.
When you arrive at the establishment, you will be warmly welcomed and offered water while you fill out the documentation and wait to meet your therapist (if you have not met him before). Your therapist should introduce himself to you, greet you, and direct you back to the massage room. The therapist should then ask you about your specific goals for the session and listen to you before continuing. You should feel that the therapist cares deeply about your goals for the session and is interested in helping you achieve them. The treatment room should be relaxing and comforting. The masseuse should explain that you can undress at your comfort level.
Note: For some people, their comfort level may be keeping all clothing on. This is perfectly fine. I have worked with clients who started with me working with me fully clothed and as their comfort level increased they began to remove some clothing so that I could directly massage their skin. The fact is, massage therapy feels best when applied directly to the skin. The other fact is that a specialized massage therapist can work with you in all your clothes on and still give you a great massage.