Communication is key
The more you communicate with your therapist, the better your massage will be. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs a concept in massage therapy that is called ‚Äėinformed consent,‚Äô‚ÄĚ Emmanuel said. ‚ÄúInformed consent basically means the clients, the patients, the person on the table having enough information to make a decision as to whether they can continue the session or not. That can happen throughout the session.‚ÄĚ
This is a two-way street. Your therapist should also tell you when they‚Äôre about to delve into a particularly tender muscle so you can give them the go-ahead or suggest they move on to another area.
‚Äú[Clients] can say no,‚ÄĚ Emmanuel said. ‚ÄúMany times they‚Äôre just not [going to] because they want to be nice. [But then] it becomes a bad experience.‚ÄĚ