It is no secret that people love having options. Whether shopping for a new vehicle, getting groceries for dinner, or going to a spa for a relaxing afternoon, people want to be able to have a variety of products or services to decide between. For massage therapists, offering a large menu of treatments and services will greatly increase the variety of clients that come in and will also give additional options for your current regular customers to try as well.
Here are just a few of the many exciting additions that a massage therapist can easily add to their repertoire.
Bamboo massage is a wonderful way to add a new organic option for clients who are looking for more pressure than the hand can provide. Many massage therapists warm their massage bamboo, which adds another enjoyable sensation to the massage. Because bamboo sticks are a natural item, many clients feel a connection with the Earth through bamboo massage. This is a timeless way to rejuvenate the body that is at once ancient and modern.
Stone massage is similar to bamboo massage in that it uses natural resources but with differences as well. Many massage therapists offer both hot and cold stone therapy, depending on the desired results.
Hot stone massage is extremely soothing and relaxing, and can be an excellent way to reduce stress or back pain. Cold stone massage is an excellent way to reduce inflammation and swelling. It can also be used for menstrual pains, sinus problems, to increase circulation, and just to reduce stressful feelings1. It is important to make sure that the client is not sensitive to temperature before administering hot or cold stones. Certain medical conditions may also prevent some clients from safely enjoying hot or cold stone massage, so be sure to evaluate medical history first.
There are other popular treatments that can add a new dimension to a massage session. Thai massage, yoga, various stretches and exercises, herbs and wraps, and more can all be great ways to keep things more exciting for both you and for the client. Doing the same massage over and over will get old fast, for both the person performing the massage and for the people coming in. While consistency is important, diversity is as well.
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