Choosing a massage therapist in the Gilroy, CA area that’s right for you… likely will rest on several considerations. Typical factors might include 3 key areas involving the therapists general approach or style, qualifications, and gender.
Gender: The gender of your massage therapist is mainly a matter of personal preference. Cross Gender massage is common today. Your massage therapist should be someone you feel comfortable with and with whom you can relax.
Approach or Style: Many massage therapists use an eclectic approach to their work, combining several different massage styles. The two most common general styles are traditional Swedish massage, and Oriental bodywork style such as shiatsu and acupressure. Some massage therapy approaches have specific applications. Talk to your massage therapist to find out if his/her style is suitable for the goals you have set for your massage session.
General Advice for Your Massage Therapy Session:
- Participate actively in your massage therapy session.
- Don’t understand anything?…ASK!
- Have any specific requests? …feel confident about stating them in advance.
- Uncomfortable at any time? …say so.
It’s your time, money and health! Most of all, relax and enjoy your massage!
From: Your First Therapeutic Massage – Patricia J. Benjamin PhD.