Because I get massages too 1

I get massages.  I look forward to them and really enjoy them.  I know how great I feel afterwards.  I’m thankful for the pain relief and stress relief it brings, how I feel more like myself, and how I can think more clearly afterwards.

Because I get massages too and know the benefits I receive, I want yours to be outstanding and have you feeling terrific.  I want you to be happy with everything about it.

Here are a few suggestions to help you get the most from your massage.

Show up a few minutes early (ten or so) so we can talk about what you need today.  I’ll spend more time on a problem area if you want.  I adjust what I do every visit for every client.

Let me know how the pressure feels.  I’ll try to use the right amount of pressure, but it’s your body and you know how it feels.  Speak up anytime, whether it feels great and I’ve found the right spot, or if it is too much or not enough pressure.  By the way, there is a misconception that massage has to hurt to be effective.  With the proper techniques, it does not have to hurt.

Don’t care for the music, or is it too loud or too quiet?  I can change it.  You are welcome to bring in your own music if you wish.

It’s more difficult to relax if you are too warm or cool.  I keep a blanket in the room if you are cool.  My table warmer  and heater are adjustable for your comfort.  If just your hands or feet are cold, I can help with that too.  I can turn on the ceiling fan or uncover your feet if you are warm.

If you have a ticklish spot or an area you prefer not to be worked on, let me know.  Relax in confidence that your wishes will be honored.  I want you to know what to expect, without any unpleasant surprises.

It’s your time and your massage.  I want it to be wonderful.

Barry is a licensed Massage Therapist at Main Street Massage in Hudson, Ohio.  Find out more about him, his business, and massage at


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