I have a passion for Massage Therapy! Massage therapy provides many healing benefits such as the following:
Some of the physical benefits of massage, accupressure and reflexology include:
I have studied massage at Austin Schools of Massage Therapy and graduated in 2005. I also attended Utah College of Massage Therapy and graduated in 2013! I have a massage therapy certification.
I love healing the person I am giving therapeutic massage to. Through the many modalities I am trained in. And Reiki!
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Step 1: Address Eyewear and Accessories
Begin your explanation by asking them to remove all jewelry. If they wear contact lenses, suggest removing them if possible, or not wearing them when coming to their next appointment. Explain that being in the face cradle could cause lenses to be pressed against the eye and potentially scratch them.
Because some people will not feel free to remove their contacts, ask them whether there is any discomfort when you place them in the face cradle and determine whether to use it. If applicable, use a pillow on the table and have clients turn their heads from side to side during treatment.
Step 2: Visit the Washroom
Now is the perfect time to visit the washroom! Suggest that using the restroom before getting on the table is a good idea because massage can sometimes stimulate the need to go. Ask them to tell you if a restroom need arises during the session, instead of trying to wait until the session is finished.
Step 3: Address Clothing
Next address the removal of clothing. Tell clients that most clients receive massage completely unclothed, although they will be draped at all times. Avoid using terms like naked or nude because they may conjure thoughts of sexuality (and as a byproduct, embarrassment). Explain that it is also OK to keep underwear on if they prefer. Explain that the rationale for receiving massage unclothed is tied to the physiological benefits of massage.
“Tight-fitting clothing or elastic bands put pressure on blood vessels, impeding blood flow. Because one of the main benefits of massage is enhancing blood flow, thereby ensuring that cells better receive nutrients and oxygen and more effective removal of toxins, eliminating any clothing restrictions provides a greater chance for healthy tissue functioning.”
Assure clients that whatever level of clothing removal that is comfortable for them is certainly acceptable. Explain that you will leave the room and they can use a robe or wrap the draping around them. The client can either notify you when they have returned to the table, or you can knock softly in a few moments to check if they are ready.
Step 4: Let Go
Once they are on the table, instruct them to let go of their body tension, let their body be limp like a noodle or a ragdoll and to let you do all the lifting and moving of their head, arms and legs without their help. Suggest taking a few deep breaths and exhaling fully. Tell them to think of a pleasant thought or place, to drift into the relaxing music, to use any meditation practices they may have, to think of this time as their sanctuary away from all responsibilities and cares of the world.
Let them know that is OK to fall asleep and that you will gently wake them when necessary. If during the session they feel a need to cry or laugh, assure them it is alright because massage can sometimes release emotions, and they will be safe and supported by your caring presence. Remind them to give you feedback if they have pain during the session.
Step 5: What to do when the session is over
Tell clients I will tell them gently that their massage is complete and say "NAMASTE" in their ear when the session is completed and remind them how to safely get off the table before you leave the room. If at all possible, tell them it is okay to remain on the table for a few minutes after completing the session to soak in the feeling of relaxation, and then to get up slowly.
Describe and even demonstrate how to get off the table by asking them to roll on their side, bring their knees up to a 90-degree position, letting their feet dangle off the table. Then they should use their hands and arms to push them to a seated position; explain that this method puts the least strain on their back muscles. Instruct them to sit at the edge of the table for a few moments, gather themselves, and then gently ease off the table. Stress the need to ease off the table gently because clients who quickly push off the table could actually pull a back muscle in the process.
If your client is short or frail and your table is set high, provide a fold out step or step stool for getting on and off the table safely. If your client is elderly or frail, you may wish to cover them with the draping and help them get off the table.
Finally, let clients know you will be waiting for them in your office or will come back when they are dressed and ready after the session is completed. Ask whether they have any questions.
Massage Therapy schools
Austin Schools of Massage Therapy
Utah College of Massage Therapy
Hour massage is 80 dollars
Hour and half is 120 dollars
I had a passion for people who felt stress. And I could feel their energy. (stress=negative) So someone told me to attend massage therapy school. And I helped my dad who had a bad back-sciatica and my grandmother would massage me as a young man!
I recently got hypnotized by a professional hypnotist! He is helping me heal as a person.
I would say ask them what school they attended.
Let customers know to let me know if I am pushing too hard or giving too much pressure.