Good Communication = Better Massage

The massage and bodywork therapists at Mountain Waves Healing Arts are trained to help you become as comfortable as possible so you can achieve the results you seek from your session. After all, we can’t make you relax. We can however, create an environment in which you find it easy to relax. But the details of that environment differ from person to person. That’s where good communication between yourself and your therapist is important.

I’m amazed at how many people will suffer through a session where the therapist is either applying too much pressure, or not enough. Or maybe your feet are cold. Personally I hate receiving a massage in a room that’s too cold. How about the music? If you can’t stand it, please let us know.

Our therapists want clients to tell them if there is anything that makes you uncomfortable during the session, or if there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable. That’s what we do – seek to make you comfortable so you can let go of the tension in your muscles. The truth is that’s how massage works best. It less about the massage technique and more about your ability to trust and let go. If you’re not comfortable, I don’t care how skilled the therapist, the session won’t be as effective in achieve the results you desire.

So during your next session, if you find that something is just not right and we don’t fix it, please let us know as soon as possible. We won’t be offended.

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About Paul Kulpinski, LMT

Paul Kulpinski is a licensed massage therapist, holistic wellness coach and co-founder of Mountain Waves Healing Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona with over 15 years experience in helping people achieve their optimum state of well being. Information contained in this blog should not be taken as medical advice. Readers are advised to validate the information presented here with other sources including your personal physician for information specific to you.
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