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I'm not a massage therapist myself. I need to ask you guys a question about a certain technique this massage therapsit used. I actually posted this one another site but no one responded.
I was wondering if it is normal for a massage therapist, while the client is lying face down, to get on the table and staddle the client...and sit on them while massaging their back. It happend to me and I when I mentioned it to a couple of people they said it was inappropriate. I hoping all of you who are actual massage therapists could shed some light on it.
But she did post here so my impression is it might have bothered her.
<br><br>I personally think it depends on what kind of training one has had and just how comfortable one would be with a move such as this.<br><br>I am going to tie that in to the "barefoot massage"...Also, don't you think while sitting on the client and using force at the same time, you could hurt your client. The hands are trained but are our butts! This post gives me pause and I don't mean to sound glib. I guess it boils down to how you as the client interpreted it. In the end, that's all that matters. <br> <br>What do the others think? Now I'm curious.
which, I am quite sure is a technique that was found to be "unprofessional" by some when it started being taught mainstream here in the US. I see the roots of this "stretching-the-pelvis w/ the butt - while using the upward-pressure-into-the-lumbar-region" most likely asian in influence... and possibly more along the Thai lines. <br><br>Better yet, why not learn the barefoot massage technique.
<br><br>As for this statement, I will have to say I disagree. I know in school they went on and on about this, but in a professional environment, there are times I find I need to actually lean on the client. It has nothing to do with table height or whatever. It does have to do with technique that I may have to configure in a way to "get the job done". I think that is all about intent. <br><br>Even to lean on the client is unprofessional.
For me, I do find I use a knee on the table at least once every few days. I don't inform the client of it, and have never had a problem with that. However, I thank you for making the comment, as it does leave something to think about.<br><br>-- Well, I take that back... I think on occasion I may mention, something to the effect of, "I have to get up here to get this worked out". --<br><br>Thanks! :)<br> <br>i was taught that if you need to gain additional leverage, you may kneel on the table to do so after informing the client.
. . .clafinckius muscle and degiderate your excramiflaxials
<br><br>I LOVE it! *hehehe*<br><br>In all seriousness, I also am in agreement with EBMT,<br>I too let a first time client know what I do in my session. Now, after they have been around a while (long-term client), I am not so good at always mentioning something new that I may do... but, as mentioned earlier, never been a problem in that context.<br><br>What a wonderful thread, cjt. Hopefully you will return with more threads to inspire us from the "clients point of view". :)<br><br><br><br>...impending acrobatics and give cjt a chance to say "climb on me and your a dead man"...
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