7 Things to Tell Your Massage Therapist

7 Things to Tell Your Massage Therapist

By on July 11, 2017

If you’re like me and super busy, getting a massage is a once a year thing if lucky. It’s easy to forget proper client etiquette. It just happens. You want to get the most out of your visit and be one of the best clients your therapist ever had. There are a few things that are important to tell your massage therapist before your session that will make this possible.

    • 1. Make sure you ask if it is OK if you come 5 or 15 minutes early.
    • 2. Be very specific about where you are having pain. (Lower back, upper back, arms, thigh, etc.)
    • 3. Prioritize which one hurts the most. Because the session is only one hour, you want to make sure the most painful areas are getting taken care of first.
    • 4. Ask your therapist for business cards and share it with friends they will love you for it.
    • 5. If your therapist has their own website or social pages, write a good review for them.
    • 6. Ask them which stretches or recommended exercise are best for you.
    • 7. Make sure you book your next appointment before you leave.

Of course you don’t have to do all of this at once but making some of the things on the list a good habit will go a long way. A therapist time is limited, make the best out of it and above all else tell him/her if you are unhappy. They want you to have the best experience ever, too. Relax, leave your worries and let the therapist do the rest.


“Decide which massage style is best for you, you need to ask yourself a question. Do you simply want a massage for relaxation and stress control? Or do you need symptom relief or help with a certain health condition? Before booking a massage, let the therapist know what you’re looking for and ask which style the therapist uses. Many use more than one style. Or the therapist may customize your massage, depending on your age, condition, or any special needs or goals you have (WebMD, 2015).” Your therapist will adore your new habit and you might be surprised that you will start receiving a few perks. Get the most out of your massage therapy each time and leave happy.

WebMD (2015) Massage threapy style and health benefits. WebMD. Retrieved on July 7, 2015 from: http://www.webmd.com/balance/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits
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