As a massage therapist, I work hard to win regular customers by offering them excellent service at a price that reflects their value for money.
Getting to know a client and his likes and dislikes makes massage easier. The massage is a very personal service, so any familiarity accumulated over time helps the massage therapist and the client to relax in a very pleasant experience.
Most massage therapists do not practice a "standard" frequency would suggest a massage a month is a standard frequency rate for a regular client. More sessions may be needed depending on whether an injury or a health problem is being treated.
What happens when a client begins to do weekly massages, or twice a week, for no other reason than to be massaged and massaged? you in particular. In any other profession, the accelerated frequency of a client is a welcome event. In the world of massage, this can cause concern to the massage therapist.
Could this client be addicted to massage? If that's the case, is it a negative thing?
We often associate what is called negative habits – smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, excessive gambling, and so on. Or addiction is often associated with events that give people 's attention. all sorts. High impact sports, bungee jumping, scuba diving, etc. But massage? The act of being pampered!
If we break it down, my belief is that our society has become a society where "touching" others is, to say the least, avoided – thinking about the discomfort of standing near others in an elevator, or how they say "sorry" when they accidentally touch someone in the street (well most of the time). Consider how we strive for our own parcel of land in public transportation. The way we act in the workplace is highly regulated and being "touching", whatever it may be, may indicate sexual harassment. I do not disagree with the need to protect everyone in a workplace from any form of discrimination.
Humans are programmed to be social – we seek the community and we seek the company of others.
Now think of a person who is either single or in a non-affectionate "non-touching" relationship. They wake up and go to work and in any case where they have "touched" someone accidentally, they apologize.
It is actually possible that some people in our society are going through days now, even months, and never again. voluntarily touched "in a positive, healing way, by someone."
Could some use massage as a means of simply being touched? Where is someone who wants to be touched in a non-sexual way, heal, pamper?
In a society where touch is avoided, discouraged or legislated against, one can see how easily some can become dependent on what in essence is a basic human need – to be touched.