If there is one thing that people universally value, it’s our right to choose. We want the exact kind of clothing, coffee, furniture, education, hairstyle, and food that suits us. Knowing this, why is it that we normally bold and decisive citizens tend to clam up when it comes to our own bodies? Ever walk out of a hair salon, in shock at the dramatically “chic” haircut you just got? Ever sit idly while the nail salon worker painted on a color you quickly decided was wrong for you? And, have you ever stayed mute during a massage, willing the massage therapist to read your mind as you silently urge, “more pressure!” And shouldn’t we be the most vocal and outspoken when it comes to our bodies? What gives?
You’re scared of being offensive. Heaven forbid you enter the “I just hurt someone’s feelings” zone. We understand how this can be hard, but the good news is that if you’re dealing with your massage therapist they will not only NOT get hurt feelings, they’ll welcome your input. After all – this is your massage, and they will want you to be pleased. In the world of massage therapy, no news is good news, so if you stay silent then we’ll assume you’re a happy camper.
- You assume that they know best. After all, she or he is the professional, right? Well, while the therapists may know which muscles tend to be more sensitive, which muscles’ tightness may lead to soreness, and what others like, the only way they’ll know about you is if you speak up. Massage is definitely not a one-size-fits-all experience. If you line up 100 people, each is going to have slightly different sets of body issues, areas of soreness, and preferences.
In order for a massage to be thoroughly therapeutic, it has to be tailor-made for you and your lifestyle. Carry stress in your lower back? Have a desk-job? Is there a toddler who is a permanent fixture on your hip? No matter what kind of lifestyle you lead, there is a massage technique that can improve your health. Call Jodi today to experience the benefits of a tailor-made-for-you massage: 701-238-8257.