The very fact that you are reading this post means that you are a therapist who is committed to your clients. In our books, that already makes you a great massage therapist! Like any career, you want to
keep learning and growing in order to feel fulfilled and to give your clients the best possible experience. Here are a few easy tips on how to improve your massage therapy practice.
Having a meaningful connection with your clients is a great way for you to get work satisfaction and for them to feel relaxed and comfortable. The important thing to remember is that this is their time. If they ask questions, answer them as fully as possible but don’t be tempted to talk too much. If the client wants to talk, let them, but most clients find that small talk detracts from the relaxation they experience in a silent massage. Try always to listen more than you talk.
The central tenant of successful massage therapy is to focus on your client’s needs. You are there to help them which enables them to lead a healthier happier life and makes your job rewarding. To accomplish this, leave your own problems at the door. Ensure that you have centered yourself and that your clients have your undivided attention so that you are receptive to the needs of your clients.
Take care of yourself
Don’t overbook yourself; you must be able to give 100% to each and every massage. If you are feeling overworked or bored, take a break and book fewer sessions. Ensure that you are always comfortable and that your massage table is set up so that you are not stretching or straining. Injuries or discomfort will mean you aren’t enjoying the massage or that you aren’t giving your best.
Try something new
Always strive to learn new technique and ways of doing things. Study massage techniques from around the world. This will add to your body of knowledge so that you can find the best techniques for each client. Varying your technique will also help you to keep your practice interesting to you and to your clients.
OneTouch Massage T-Bar Tool
Save your thumbs with the OneTouch T-Bar Tool. Professional massage tools prevent overuse injuries by applying deeper, more effective pressure with less effort. This T-Bar Massage Tool stimulates trigger points for neuromuscular therapy and reduces strain on your fingers. The large rubber tip allows you to easily isolate and apply sustained pressure to the body’s trigger points, along the spine, or in bony areas of the body.
- - Wooden T-Bar Design
- - 1″ Rubber Tip
- - Saves your hands from injury and fatigue