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What Do Our Massage Clients Really Want?

what do massage clients really want

Massage hammer for Thai Massage story

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Here at Thai Healing Massage Academy we have a free educational video series for learning various aspects of Thai Massage called “Tips And Tricks“.

At one time we published a new video in this Thai Massage education series which shows the use of a mechanical massage tool, a ‘massage hammer‘.

When this video was posted on youtube, someone left a comment saying that the use of this tool felt like “cheating” to him, since the client paid for the use of the therapist’s hands.

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How To Deal With 9 Different Types Of Thai Massage Clients

The nine types of clients in thai massage

When you work with massage clients over long periods of time, you will notice certain patterns evolving.

Some people come pretty close to being the ideal massage clients, but there are others where you keep glancing at the clock and waiting for the session to end.

During my Thai Massage career most of my sessions were positive and often wonderfully uplifting experiences. However the skills of a Thai Massage therapist should include how to deal with situations that are not ideal.

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Massage Therapy – How Much Should You Talk To Your Clients?

how much should you talk to your clients

Should you talk to your clients during a massage therapy session? Should you let your clients talk while they are receiving their massage?

I have often heard that therapists should discourage talking by their clients and that they should not talk much either.

But…based on my experience of practicing Thai Massage for over 20 years, I am convinced that this advice is flawed – and here is why:

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The 12 Main Reasons Why People Want To Get A Massage

12 reasons why people get massage

Why do people get a massage? At first glance, the answer seems pretty simple. They want to relax and feel better. However when we look at the question a little closer, there are actually quite a few very different reasons why people go to a massage therapist.

And for us as providers it is important to understand all those reasons, because they may require different interactions with our clients.

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1. Relaxation

This first reason comes to mind for most of us. People want to relax, feel good and pamper themselves, even if there is nothing wrong with them.

That’s how most spas make their money. They cater to people who love some luxury and indulgence in a beautiful and relaxing environment.

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