This could be why
Yeah, the therapist has a lot to do with a bad massage, but sometimes it’s not their fault. You, as a client, need to take some responsibility.
Here are the things you need to do:
1. Communicate- Tell your therapist if you are cold or hot, if the pressure is too little or too much, if the pillow needs adjusted or if something hurts.
2. Don’t try to help- When you are lifting your head up or moving your arm or leg, the therapist is trying to massage flexed muscle which makes it practically impossible to soften it up.
3. Hydrate- When your body is dehydrated, the effects of massage won’t be as great. The massage will hurt more…during and afterwards. Try to drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water/day.
A bad massage can ruin your day. But, by following these simple tips, you can help ensure that doesn’t happen. Hydrate before and after your appointment, communicate with your therapist and let them do their job. If you have any other questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us! We want to make sure that you have a great experience every time you visit our clinic. Schedule your appointment online now!