I've been having issues with my right foot/ankle complex and have not been able to find a good LMT to help. I'm a personal trainer so I'm on my feet a lot and also workout frequently. The massage I received today felt amazing and really hit on certain points that were causing the issues with my foot/ankle. I will be going back to keep my muscles flexible and loose.
Communicating with your massage therapist is essential for a long term relationship. I often say to my clients, “I can’t read your mind.” Like any relationship with a spouse, friends, family members, expressing your needs is important to me. I want to know, from our last session, if there was anything you would like to do differently for this session. Please tell me if you need to be cooler or warmer. Do you want different music? Not all of my clients want music with flutes, pianos, and water sounds. Some clients relax differently and want rock and roll instead.
It’s hard to lose a client who has been part of my practice whether it’s for a job change and they have to move or I am moving. However, it’s especially hard when one of my clients dies. I have had the privilege to work on terminally ill clients days before they pass and had a chance to say “goodbye;” but, my clients, past and present, who die suddenly are extra tough, especially when they are so young , vibrant, and thought to be going places in the world. Recently, I received the news of the death of a client I haven’t seen in more than a decade; but, my hand and heart memory did not forget her sweet nature, brilliant mind, and all that curly hair.