Things your massage therapist should know

Royal Oak Massage

Here at Royal Oak Massage I am extremely fortunate to have a wonderful group of clients that have trusted me for the past 12+ years with their health and well being.  I have grown to know not only my clients, but a lot of them their families, and so many of them feel like friends at this point.  However, while I strive to make each massage individual to the individual needs of the client, there are some things that you should keep in mind as well, especially if you are a new client.

  1. Keep up to date on any injuries.  Yes, it’s annoying to have to try and think back to that one time in 2005 when you crushed your ankle in a rock climbing accident and now it’s being held together by pins and screws.  But that’s important to know, especially if you are having any kind of traction done.
  2. Notify me of new problems or problems that aren’t going away.  I can’t do my job if you don’t do yours of telling me about that flare up of sciatica that you’re having.
  3. Tell me if you’ve been ill recently.  And, if you are still sick, please, reschedule your appointment.  No one likes germs.
  4. Any new medications that may impact your treatment.  If you are on Cipro or Levofloxacin, those can cause tendon ruptures.  No Lokte Method for you!
  5. Feedback.  I can’t help you make this a good experience if you’re not communicating with me.  If the table is too warm, or you don’t like the music you picked, or if the pressure is too much (or not enough), please say something!  I’m not a mind reader, and I hate reading a negative review after the fact when no one spoke up during the session to give me an opportunity to remedy it.

In good hands,

Rebecca Tamm, LMT