Compliment from a Nervous Female

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Compliment from a Nervous Female

Post by JasonE » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:46 pm

Today I received a touching compliment from a female client. She's an anxious person and has trouble relaxing, and had never had a male MT before. She's the sort of person that prefers to talk throughout her session because she has a hard time settling down. A short time into the session, she told me "You have a nice, respectful demeanor that makes me feel comfortable with you."

By the end of our session, she had relaxed enough to close her eyes and be very quiet for a while. I count that as a major victory! :D
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Re: Compliment from a Nervous Female

Post by squash_blsm » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:31 am

I think that the word "respectful" is key.

Everyone - male or female - wants to feel safe.
When they know that you are there to care for them, will be patient and respectful, and will not do anything that their body/mind is not ready for, they can TRUST you and can relax.
And there is no bigger compliment than to be given that trust.

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Re: Compliment from a Nervous Female

Post by Timedess » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:51 am

Way to do a great job, Jason! :)
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Re: Compliment from a Nervous Female

Post by tranquilspirit2006 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:15 pm

Awesome! Didn't you feel great?
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Re: Compliment from a Nervous Female

Post by cabwy » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:04 pm

Awwww, it really doesn't get better than that! Thanks for sharing,, it made me smile!
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Re: Compliment from a Nervous Female

Post by MarionFM » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:44 pm

Well done - it is always nice to win a new client over, no matter what their concern or problem!

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Re: Compliment from a Nervous Female

Post by JasonE » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:34 pm

Today she called back and scheduled a 90 minute session with me. :) Yes, it feels great.
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Re: Compliment from a Nervous Female

Post by riversinger » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:31 am

Yay for you & for her too! It well may be that she's had some not so great life experiences that have left her feeling very unsafe, especially on the table, with a male or otherwise. So this may be a real break through for her. Consider yourself honored to have been there & helped in her healing process, on multiple levels!
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