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Not Sure To Talk During A Massage?

This is an interesting topic for clients and massage therapist.

For the most part, talking during a massage is necessary. It is good to let your massage therapist know what your needs are. We need to know if you need more or less pressure, if  the temperature in the room and table is comfortable. We would need to know if the music is too loud or if you need it louder. Basicially, everything we need to know is all about your comfort.

Now, when it comes to conversational talking during a massage, that becomes a little tricky. There are some clients who wants complete silence. Others may want to talk the whole massage because that is what clams them down. Some clients may not know what to do, so they may do a little of both because the silence can feel awkward.  All cases are fine and it is better to enjoy your massage the way you see fit. It is best to stay away from topics like politics, religion, and sex.

Even though the best way to get the most out of your massage is to be clam and relaxed. While staying less tensed, quiet and tuned into your massage, you will benefit tremendously. You will be able to feel where you most tensed spot are. You will then be able to let your therapist know where and how deep or light to massage. You will start to notice areas become less tensed and more relaxed. Begin aware is very important during a massage for both client and massage therapist.

One Major Benifit from Getting A Massage is…… The Release of Endrophins!

What are endorphins? One may ask. Well Endorphins are the body’s natural pain medication hormone. When they’re released it makes us feel better, improve our mood, increase pleasure, and minimize pain!

Stated on The Franklin Institute web site on the human brain and stress, “Massage releases endorphins that calm the peripheral nervous system.” The Mayo Clinic website identifies massage as a valid medical method to reduce stress and pain. Which is because of the endorphin release.

The peripheral nervous system contains all the nerves in the body that lie outside of the spinal cord and brain. So the PNS and the CNS communicate with each other to make sure our body parts, such as our fingers, can send signals to the central nervous system for processing in our brains.

So let’s go the natural, safe and non-invasive way to calm the peripheral nervous  system. Let’s release those endorphins and make our life a more stress free and pain-free life! All you need is a massage!

Ticklish while getting a massage?

So this is something that is rarely spoken of. Some people think it is something that suppose to happen while they are getting a massage. Some people avoid massage all together because they feel it will happen to them and they feel the experience will be ruined. Even though it is something that does happen and there are ways to avoid, stop and handle this situation. So do let the tickles get you down! Turn those giggles into snores! This blog is for the massage therapist and clients that have this problem.

So let’s start with why it happens:

  1. Tension in your muscles those muscles are saying “I AM TIGHT!”
  2. As a client you must relax this is your time… enjoy it. We all know relaxing is easier done then said, but practice makes perfect
  3. Not getting enough massages – Get your massages on a regular basis. Even if its 30 minutes, the more massages you get, you allow those muscles to get stretched out and worked on as well as relaxed.

Now let’s talk about some tricks the massage therapist can do to subside or stop that ticklish feeling:

  1. Start the massage off lighter than work into a deeper technique.
  2. Friction techniques is a great way to trick the muscles ,but you still get the same outcome as other massage techniques.
  3. Using hot stones helps the muscles to relax really fast.
  4.  Talking to your client-Find out what triggers it and telling them to take deep breaths and try to relax.
  5. Using a different modality to help your client, If all else fails, try doing sports massage, hot stones, trigger point, reflexology for hands feet or ears. Or refer them to a good acupuncturist , chiropractor or anyone else in the business of body health care. Besides we want what’s best for the client.

 

 

Massage is more than a Luxury it is also Theraputic.

Even though, while you are getting a massage you are feeling like you are in a “great state of comfort and extravagant living”; (the meaning of luxury). But massage has benefits that are meant to cater to all people. Some benefits that massages are helpful with is:

  • Anxiety.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Headaches.
  • Insomnia related to stress.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome.
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries.
  • Sports injuries.

These are just a few to name!

Massage is overall great for your health, you just might be helping your heart and arteries stay healthy and youthful. Therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being. So if your life is luxurious and extrgragant or hectic and chaotic massage is great of all!

 

Not Sure To Talk During A Massage?

This is an interesting topic for clients and massage therapist.

For the most part, talking during a massage is necessary. It is good to let your massage therapist know what your needs are. We need to know if you need more or less pressure, if  the temperature in the room and table is comfortable. We would need to know if the music is too loud or if you need it louder. Basicially, everything we need to know is all about your comfort.

Now, when it comes to conversational talking during a massage, that becomes a little tricky. There are some clients who wants complete silence. Others may want to talk the whole massage because that is what clams them down. Some clients may not know what to do, so they may do a little of both because the silence can feel awkward.  All cases are fine and it is better to enjoy your massage the way you see fit. It is best to stay away from topics like politics, religion, and sex.

Even though the best way to get the most out of your massage is to be clam and relaxed. While staying less tensed, quiet and tuned into your massage, you will benefit tremendously. You will be able to feel where you most tensed spot are. You will then be able to let your therapist know where and how deep or light to massage. You will start to notice areas become less tensed and more relaxed. Begin aware is very important during a massage for both client and massage therapist.