One of the unique things about massage as a service is the connection – physical, mental and emotional – created between therapist and client. That connection is created through verbal communication, physical contact and focused attention. A dialog is actually established – there’s real-time 2-way feedback between client and therapist. The therapist touches the client and the client’s body responds, then the therapist reacts to that response and the dialog begins.
Another form of connection is the simple fact of focusing all one’s attention on another person. This attention is perceived by the client, and in itself, can bring about stress relief and reduce tension. Attention combined with healing touch can be extremely powerful. Giving anyone your undivided attention is a wonderful way to say you care about them. It is also a fundamental element of effective massage therapy.