A visit to a massage therapist for a relaxing massage can change the way that people live their lives. However, if people set their expectations too low or too high, trouble could arise and the pleasures that come along with a massage missed. That’s certainly the last experience many want to encounter. People can avoid such an experience by learning what to expect of both the massage and the massage therapist who is performing the massage for them.
- Massage improves one’s physical and mental health, and should take place in a comforting environment.
- The therapist should be polite, licensed, and adhere to the professional code of ethics of their organization.
- Therapists should ensure the client understands what techniques are going to be used, and how the therapist will be touching them.
“A qualified massage therapist can play an important role in the health care team for those looking to improve their self-care.”