Top 7 Qualities of a Good Massage Therapist

When we talk about a good massage therapist, ever realised what actually makes them good? Were they really born as good therapists or did they learned everything from themselves and became good overnight? Certainly NOT!   It takes weeks to a couple of month’s hard work, dedication and practice to become a ‘GOOD’ massage therapist. Nobody is born perfect and different people have different talent in them.
To develop further and to hone yourself in any field, you need training.   Our ProTherapist Academy, we impart special skills to a student so that he should be able to carve a niche for himself/herself as a professional therapist wherever he/she goes. Whether a student joins as a therapist in some reputed salon or sets up its own spa, he should be able to satisfy its clients.

There are few qualities that should be looked for in our students who come out to be a ‘good massage therapist’.

  1. Self-driven: A good massage therapist should be self-driven, motivated, and be optimistic so that they can themselves discover newer ideas to attract clients towards their spa. This may be in the form of discounts and cheap packages, or off on certain combo options.
  2. Offers relaxing environment: A massage therapist will make sure that his clients get a calm and relaxing environment.
  3. Personal Touch: A therapist will do as much he can to win the heart of his clients. They will try to create a special bond between him and the client and the client will like to spread a word about him and his professional services in his friends circle.
  4. Well Knowledgeable: A massage therapist will be an expert in his field. He knows the A-B-C of the products, its side effects, if any on a particular skin type, or what therapy will suit which client, and be ready to advise him as and when required. He should be able to handle the problems wisely.
  5. Great hands at work: A therapist’s hand movement during facial, massage or any therapy should be perfect. The moves should be professional and he must be able to handle the sensitive areas carefully. While massaging, the spine and the back bone should not be stressed, if the client is tensed physically or mentally, they should be first made to relax.
  6. Great physical stamina: It is very important that a massage therapist should not get tired easily or may lose his patience if the client is too demanding. He should be able to handle the situations tactfully and at the same time, long hours of massage should be done with same enthusiasm as it should be.
  7. Customer satisfaction: A therapist should be ready to handle the queries of his client before the spa treatment and during the spa massage therapy too. At times, there will be clients who would like to know what products and brands are being used, how do they do each step, what techniques do they follow, etc just to find if his therapist is experienced and a knowledgeable person or not.

Many families tend to lack activities that they can do together to spice up their lives as a family. Most people find themselves engaging in the same old activities that they are used to such as board games, drinking, movies etc. The core purpose of a family engaging in all these activities is to bond and have fun collectively as a lovely family. This activities are fun but they are not all-round engaging for a family and most of the times only seem to be effective when we are carrying them out with a bunch of friends. Most people anyway tend to forget about the most important activity that can bring them together as a family and is more engaging for the whole family, that is  –  BODY MASSAGE.

Body massage is a very important activity to engage as a family and the best thing about this practice is that apart from being a fun activity, it helps in many other areas of life to the family members. Body massage has the following pros.

Relieving Stress

Massage helps in relieving stress. Massage lowers the levels of body cortisol, a stress hormone, and increases the production of serotonin and dopamine, feel-good hormones. If any of your family members is undergoing hard times, massage, is therefore, a useful tool in helping them relieve their stress and clear their head. The soft touches of massage are very relaxing and will make you feel good mentally and treat all kinds of stress caused by either anxiety or depression.

 

Treating Back Pains, Shoulder Aches & Tired Legs

Massage is a very effective treatment for relieving back pains and research has pointed out that it even works better than other therapies such as spinal modification or acupuncture. Next time you have back pains or any other body aches try out body massage and you are rest assured of pain relieve in a short course. A research in the Annals of Internal Medicine proved that massage reduces the use of painkillers by 37%. So next time  you think of visiting a chemist to buy those painkillers think of a better option, body massage.

 

Increases Flexibility

Massage also increases flexibility by working out your body muscles, tendons, connective tissues and also trigger the production of natural lubricants between the connective tissue fibre. Staying flexible is a key factor to any person at any given age and therefore massage is the best way to bring your family together in an activity that will help all of you in keeping fit.

 

Lower Blood Pressure

People with prehypertension will also find body massage very helpful to them. Body massage lowers blood pressure according to several studies carried out across patients. IT is therefore important for your family to learn this important skill of muscle therapy. Apart from lowering the blood pressure, therapeutic massage also helps in improving stability.

 

Boosts Immunity

Massage gives body immune system a boost by aiding in increasing the level of activity of natural killer T cells, which fights tumors and viruses. Full body massage enhances immune function of women fighting breast cancer and also improves the immune system of unborn infants.

It is therefore very important that your family learns the skills of body massage. This way you will have something that will bring and bond you together for a good course.

Imagine each and every member of your family possessing this powerful and important skill. It’s like having doctors living together under the same roof taking care of each other.
Make it a duty to introduce all your family members and friends to the life spicing up activity that will bond you together as a family and you will not have to constant worry about all the problems listed above as you will have the solutions in your family’s magical hands. The best thing about this activity is that you can perform it either indoors or outdoors and you only need to be two to carry out this activity.

Getting massage can do you all those goods mentioned above, but getting it from a person who really care and love is a very sensational moment that everyone deserves to experience on a regular basis.

Acquiring this bodywork skill and massage will be your favourite activity to do any day, anytime. Good luck.