Have you ever wondered why the therapist is using his “time” for an hour of Massage-Consultation for Free when you first arrive in Health & Nutrition clinic?
It is understandable that many of you want to jump on the massage couch and let the therapist work their massage magic. The good news is that spending 1 hour discussing your preferences and needs can actually ensure the remaining treatments give you the results you desire.
The key to the massage consultation is for the therapist to understand what you would like to achieve from your massage. The therapist might be a master at what they do, but you are the master of your body, so working together is crucial in order to get the best results. The more you guide your therapist the better treatment you will receive, especially if it’s your first massage session with them. Your therapist is trying to understand the following during the consultation.
1. To determine the purpose of your treatment
In order to provide the best treatment for you, the therapist needs to know what type of treatment you would like to receive and how you hope to feel after the treatment. Some clients will seek to feel looser and more relaxed, while others will seek pain relief. Also, consider whether you want a one-off treatment or ongoing massage therapy.
If, for example, you only want to have one massage and your therapist starts to investigate and treat deeper-lying muscular problems, it can cause more harm than good.
That’s why therapeutic massage takes a course of treatments, as your body can sometimes get worse before it gets better.
Therefore, all details are discussed at the consultation to avoid the expectation that a single massage will be enough to make you feel great.
In case of any injuries or pain, your therapist should discuss a potential plan on how many treatments it takes to remedy it. Having a clear idea of what you want is essential for a therapist to provide the services you require.
2. In order to provide the best possible service
There are many massage places in Dublin, and they tend to operate differently. For your therapist, finding out what is “normal” for you is essential. People often assume that they will also be massaged on their feet or faces in a full treatment. The best experience can only be provided if you discuss your preferences with us. As part of your treatment, your therapist will ask you what you like and what you don’t or how they can make you feel comfortable.
3. To plan your massage session
A massage session needs to be planned and divided into sections, which is another reason why the massage therapist needs to consult with you beforehand. The key to feeling fulfilled is time management, which is why your therapist will attempt to collect information to ensure that the most time is spent on the areas that are most important to you. If more time is needed elsewhere, discuss with your therapist which of your priorities are most important and which you’re happy to compromise on.
4. Discovering your lifestyle and getting to know you
There is no point in your therapist being nosy or taking up all your time. What you eat and how you live are what determine your body’s condition and shape. In many cases, the solution lies in your daily tasks if there is any imbalance or tension. By finding the cause of your pain, your therapist can help you prevent it from recurring. The right side of your neck can be tense if your screen is to the right when you’re sitting at your desk. Muscle stiffness can be caused by a poor diet and excessive sweets. If you’re a left-hander and working on your left side only, you will likely have some additional tension in the left shoulder and neck. All of your daily activities, job, exercises, stress level, and diet will have an impact on your body, so let your therapist know as much as possible. By seeing the bigger picture, your therapist will be able to provide you with more accurate advice.
5. To establish trust and confidence
Professional consultations are also an excellent opportunity to learn more about your therapist and check how confident they are handling your concerns or expectations. It’s essential that you trust and feel safe with your massage provider. A great deal of professionalism is demonstrated by their ability to lead the consultation process and ask the appropriate questions. Masseur Therapist skills and expertise are also displayed in this way.
The consultation doesn’t have to be long to serve all these purposes. It should only take an hour unless your therapist has more questions for you. In most cases, your therapist will ask crucial questions during the consultation of the massage and will try to investigate further during the treatment if it feels appropriate. The therapist will take note of your preferences and you won’t have to repeat the same consultation process for repeat visits unless you have a different massage objective. Please feel free to share and guide your therapist as much as you feel comfortable to ensure they have a clear understanding of what you want from your session. Ultimately, both you and your massage therapist want you to receive the best treatment possible.
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