4.5 Things Your Massage Therapist Wants You To Know

As a Massage Therapist, I get a lot of questions from clients. I’d like to address some of the most frequently asked questions. Hopefully, these answers will help you feel more prepared and at ease when booking your next massage appointment.

  1. We work best proactively.

Being and staying well begins before symptoms appear. I want to be a part of your overall wellness plan. Holistic care is preventative. Yes, we can work on a ‘problem.’ Absolutely.  

I will always be honest on whether your health concerns fall within my scope. (It’s my favorite to underpromise and over deliver.)  And, I will tell you when your healing journey requires attention from one of our physical therapists. That. Is. Their. Jam. And they do FREE Consultations. If you didn’t know that, you are welcome. I have used them myself!

2. Honesty works both ways. The more you tell us the better.

What are your goals?  I always ask, “How can I help you today?” And guess what, I want to know! Like with any relationship, the more we can communicate the more individualized (read, “better”), treatment you will get. I truly believe bodywork safely addresses symptoms, but also kickstarts your body’s own healing abilities. Through treatments, stress reduction, and lifestyle changes, we can create lasting change. #holistichealer

3. In a perfect world everyone would get a massage once month.

This is one of those cases where more is better! LOL. I understand that a monthly massage is not in the cards for everyone. I always suggest at least seasonally. Being in tune with the seasons is a great way to check in with yourself and course-correct to move forward!

4. No need to belabor these. So, here are some rapid fire pointers about getting a massage.

  • No, we don’t care if you shaved your legs or not.
  • Yes, people fart (so do we!)
  • Messing up your hair allows us massage your head. It’s the best part!
  • Yes, you should remove your undies.

These are just some of suggestions to get more from your next massage appointment. If you have any others I would love to hear em!  Drop them below.

Metta (with loving kindness),

Tori Seiter, Massage Therapist

Book your next Massage today!