So you've been for a professional massage therapy treatment and something about it stood out to you as being really great or making you want to see that therapist again. Or You've been to a massage therapist and hated something about it, and left vowing never to return. What did you love or hate? [more inside]
More often than not, when I get a massage, the practitioner spends what feels like a ridiculous amount of time near the end just firmly cradling my head in their hands (while sitting behind me while I'm face-up). This has happened during most of the Western-style massages I've gotten at fancy spas, cheap utilitarian saunas, and woo-woo yoga studios alike, and it doesn't seem to matter what sort of massage I request (I tend to request deep tissue, though there's great variation in what that actually gets me). What on Earth are they doing? Why do they do it for so long? And how can I ask for a massage that uses that time to knead my ouchy bits rather than cradle my head while I lie there half-asleep, half-annoyed?
I'm thinking about training as a massage therapist. Local options seem to boil down to Soma or Cortiva Institute, and I need help choosing! [more inside]
Can anybody learn to be a great massage therapist? [more inside]
Please help me negotiate a business arrangement with my boss that has me doing some work as an employee and some work as an independent contractor. [more inside]
Is pain after massage normal? [more inside]
[AdvertisingFilter] I am looking for the most effective way to advertise for a massage therapist living in the DFW area. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a spa or massage therapy place in NYC? I want to get my girlfriend a gift certificate for her birthday. Thanks.