I got a much needed massage yesterday and afterwards, feeling refreshed and a little less lumpy, I fed my poor body some crap because frankly, my ass just isn't big enough yet.
I digress. The title of this post has to do with what I think every Masseuse should know, but doesn't seem to know. There are a few things as a customer that I think are really necessary when one is about to place their hands to knead on another person's body.
- Always ask what specific areas of said person's body need the most work. Where do you tend to hold stress, etc...
- Do you have any injuries I should know about
- How is my pressure?
- Do not under any circumstances, talk during the massage. If I wanted idle chatter, I would go to work, not the spa.
You would think these things would be standard, but I think in all the massages I have ever gotten, only one masseuse has asked all of these questions.
So as not to put all the responsibility on the giver of the kneading of the Gods, as a client, you must do certain things as well.
- Always shave all important touchable parts.
- Shower before you go. No one wants to rub a stinky person.
- Put good-smelly stuff on so you don't stink.
- Bring comb and something to put your hair up after massage. No one wants to see your greasy mane.
So there you have it, Massage 101.
I know this was a terribly interesting post...