The topic of the intimate space we share with our clients in so important. I have yet in several years of practicing come across anyone that has mistook the massage as anything more than therapuetic. At the same time I do field a lot of inquiries from women who will ask me if it is an issue for me as a female practioner with male clients. I have had to deal with fielding calls where the male on the other line has asked in very creative ways whether or not there are ahopy endings with my massage, but actually I have only received two of those phone calls out of hundreds of appointments.
Even though the work itself is very therapeutic and nurturing I do believe it is always in my mind to stay focused on how I use my energy as we are all sensitive to receiving and giving in ways the are unconscious. I believe the practice of saying a prayer or thought before I ever lay my hands on anyone helps to bring me in right line with who and what I am serving in my sessions. If I do pick up some unconscious vibes from my client, which can happen, I will be very conscientious as I go forward with the treatment and make whatever changes to my sequence that feel safe for me and them to being the highest integrity to both of our well being.
i have had male clients talk with me about intimate parts of they’re health and often it is with great distress. I do my best to answer their questions like any health practitioner.
i do know that we are all hungry for touch and it is important to have a healthy balance of compassion for ourselves and those we treat. Thank you Shama for showing some creative ways to execute stretches with that sensitivity in mind.
Clearly you have the right energy and attitude about your work, and that’s why you don’t attract clients who are looking for something else of the less professional variety.
I try to address topics in the Art Of Thai Massage which are generally not addressed in most trainings – I am glad you like it.
What a great module and focus on the lower leg. I had totally forgotten those great methods for stretching the calf. A lot of my older clients have very painful calf areas and along with the hamstrings seem to be quit tight and lack suppleness.
Looking forward to using these!
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