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12 Excellent Reasons Why People Are Seeking Out Thai Massage

12 reasons why people get Thai Massage

Why do people get a Thai 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 Thai 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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Pros And Cons Of Talking To Clients In Thai Massage Sessions

how much should you talk to your Thai Massage clients

Is talking during a Thai Massage session good or bad?

Should you talk to your clients during Thai Massage therapy sessions?

Should you let your clients talk while they are receiving their massage?

I have often heard therapists state that clients should be discouraged from talking during the session and that they – the therapists – should not talk much either.

But…based on my experience of practicing Thai Massage for over 20 years, I am convinced that this is not necessarily good advice – and here is why:

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How To Give Your Thai Massage Clients What They Really Want

what do massage clients really want

Massage hammer for Thai Massage story

image of massage hammer

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 that 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

9 types of clients in thai massage

Thai Massage clients come in all types

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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