Common Mistakes Made by Massage Therapists

When people opt for the services of massage therapists, they want to receive a treatment that will give them utmost relaxation and reasons to come back for more.

Massages are known as the best way to relax, as they tend to target our muscular pains and relieve it. However, sometimes despite a massage session, all this relaxation cannot be attained. The reason is the massage therapists.

Unfortunately, massage therapists make mistakes both before and after the session that could end up stressing their clients.

Let’s have a look at some of those mistakes:

1.     Lack of Professionalism

If a therapist is constantly cancelling on clients, not replying text or calls, the client will start looking for someone else. Cancelling is only acceptable if there is an emergency, and in that case, it is the therapist’s responsibility to get in touch with the client.

People like to go to therapists that are professional.

2.     Interruptions during Treatment

Since cleintss are opting for a massage for relaxation, disrupting them (by talking or attending calls) will make them never want to come to you again. When massage therapists have a client in front of them, it is important they do not focus on anything else except them.

3.     Noise & Room Environment

Your office is a massage area, not a gym. This is why it is important it is not noisy outside or inside the office. Moreover, if your room is extremely cold or hot, your clientss will not want to come again. It is important you (as the massage therapist) ask your client before beginning what their preferred temperature would be.

4.     Uncomfortable Table

If the massage table does not have a face cradle, arm support or any bolsters that provide comfort to the client, it could lead to lesser and lesser clients for the massage therapist. It is important that they are able to lie down easily. The best investment for all massage therapists would be to buy a comfortable massage table.

5.     Not Listening to a Client

Every client has different goals when it comes to massages. Some do not want to be touched in certain areas, some do not want their body to be too stretched, and others want the entire treatment to be done in one place only.

This is why the massage therapist must ask their client or let them know that they are free to talk any time during the treatment if they want something –in particular- to be done.

6.     Poor Ambience

For massage therapists, the first priority should be the ambience of the massage room. It is important that the room has a calming scent otherwise the client will be distracted throughout the treatment.

These are the top mistakes that are made by massage therapists. If you are paying to get a massage, it is important that you are getting the most relaxation and benefits from it. Do not settle for anything less!

If you're in the market for professional massage therapists check out our website @ www.ocwc.ca or give our office a call @ 780-455-2112.

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