Not enough can be said about the importance of establishing trust and safety in a massage session. Trust must be earned. If we can develop a safe and loving working relationship over time, with the first visit being ultimately the most pivotal in establishing a foundation to work from. I am happy to guide people through a process by taking the time the very first visit to talk and name boundaries with and around the massage and ask the client to do the same. This along with a good health history review can take up as much as 20 – 30 minutes of the very first session. It is well worth the time; the client will gain so much depth about the 90 minute massage and begin the trust building process that is absolutely crucial to the success of a good massage session relationship.
I am interested in your “story”, your past experiences with your body, aches and pains, traumas, and physical concerns and injuries. They are powerful and necessary to be heard and I will hold space for this “story” to be heard and validated.