Dimensions of Holistic Massage – Beyond the Nuts and Bolts of Swedish, Part II

Before The Massage Remember that the session really begins at the moment the client walks through the door, at the first contact with you and your environment. Do you welcome the client warmly? Do you call him by name as he enters your space? Are you glad to see him? Does the client experience yourContinue reading “Dimensions of Holistic Massage – Beyond the Nuts and Bolts of Swedish, Part II”

Bodywork Etiquette – Guidelines To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Session

Most massage aficionados remember the trepidation that came with their first massage. What should I expect? Will I have to take off my clothes? How much do I tip? For relative newcomers to massage, the prospect of those first visits and their unknowns can be unnerving. Here are some basic bodywork etiquette guidelines to helpContinue reading “Bodywork Etiquette – Guidelines To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Session”

Bodywork and Psychotherapy – Sharing Common Ground

Some years ago, I wrote an article for the New York State Society for Medical Massage Therapists titled “Counseling Psychology and Massage Therapy.”1 Rereading it recently, I realized I had more to say about the connection between the fields of bodywork and psychotherapy. Both practices are deeply involved in the therapeutic relationship and have muchContinue reading “Bodywork and Psychotherapy – Sharing Common Ground”