Thai Massage therapists work on more than the physical body
There are two elements when you learn Thai Massage. There are the techniques, and there is the attitude or state of mind of the therapist. Here we are discussing the second element.
Thai Massage – or any other massage or healing therapy system – is not just about techniques, or at least it should not be.
Working on clients’ bodies also involves connecting with that person’s energy, their emotions, their hearts, and their minds.
How do Thai Massage clients typically react?
Consider this – what kind of reactions do you typically get from clients after you give them a good session?
Are your clients saying something like this:
- “Oh, my 7th vertebra is aligned better”
- “My sartorius muscle has improved blood flow”
- “My hamstring tension has released by 30 percent”
- “My endorphin level has increased significantly”
These are all anatomical observations, and chances are that these are probably not the kinds of comments you would usually hear from your clients, although this could be exactly what is happening in their bodies.
Instead, what you will typically hear is quite a different kind of reaction:
You will probably notice that all those comments describe a feeling instead of an anatomical observation.
It follows that our job is not just to affect our client’s anatomy, but to affect their feelings, their state of mind, and their energy.
The attitude of Thai Massage therapists matters in a session’s success
As therapists, we do not just address muscles, tissue, and bones. We address people’s feelings, their emotions, and their energetic balance through our intentional healing touch.
It follows that if the therapist’s state of mind and attitude are really good, chances are much better that they can affect their client’s energy in a positive way.
After all, if you go to a therapist, you would expect technical expertise, for sure. But wouldn’t you also like to encounter someone who you feel you can trust, who has positive energy, an uplifting and supportive attitude, who is a good listener, and who naturally makes you feel comfortable?
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How can Thai Massage therapists raise their energy levels?
Energy is part of life. We are dealing with it all day long through our thoughts, emotions, and attitudes.
Just like physical health can be improved through exercise, so can energetic health be improved through some simple acts and exercises.
If you feel better about yourself, it is easier to make clients feel better. And the opposite is true – if you don’t feel good about yourself, if your energy is low, that’s what you will transmit to your clients.
A different kind of training to learn Thai Massage
We are all familiar with massage schools, learning techniques, sequences, protocols, anatomy, and ethics.
But where is the training for the therapist’s state of mind, attitude, self-talk, inner peace, and energetic balance? That’s not taught much in massage schools, if ever.
Where do you even start with this? It is actually simpler than you might think.
Just like we have options for choosing the best techniques for our clients in Thai Massage, we also have options to choose from when it comes to our mindset.
Here is a list of habits, actions, or attitudes that can raise your energy. They are simple everyday things we can do to feel better about ourselves. In this case they can be expressed through numbers, or the number of times you do these action steps.
They include acts, habits, and attitudes that can make us better Thai Massage therapists and better human beings. Here are some ideas:
Numbers that matter in Thai Massage and in life
- Number of smiles you caused today
- Number of hugs you gave out today
- Number of clients whose lives you improved a little
- Number of times you helped someone to feel better
- Number of ways you encouraged others today
- Number of times you took a break and took care of yourself
- Number of times you ate the right food
- Number of glasses of water you drank
- Number of dollars you put in a needy hand
- Number of opportunities you get to educate people
- Number of times you ignore negativity and choose to grow
- Number of times you say positive things to yourself
- Number of times you intentionally send out loving energy
- Number of times you tell someone: “I love you”
- Number of times you chose to not insist on being right
- Number of times you truly listen to someone
- Number of times you exercised this week
- Number of times you were aware of your breath today
You can probably come up with many more ideas. These energy-raising suggestions work for Thai Massage and for one’s entire life.
They are not typically taught in massage schools, but they can make a major difference in our state of mind and consequently for our success in our Thai Massage work.
In order to be a good Thai Massage therapist, it is not only important what you know, but also who you are as a person.
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