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Girl with a gesture of shh isolated on a white background – Image courtesy of Evolutions Massage Therapy

Absolutely! If you’d like to talk go right on ahead. The important thing to remember is that this treatment is all about you relaxing and enjoying the experience. This is YOUR TIME. You are paying for it. Many therapists discourage talking in hopes that you will relax, let your mind float free and enter a state of massage bliss.

I do usually try to get most “catching up” and “chatter” taken care of prior to entering the room for your massage unless the other therapist is in session and we would be disturbing her, but I’ll let you know if that is the case.

In many instances, people may feel more relaxed starting off talking, and as the massage progresses, enter quiet states of relaxation. In fact this is what I notice more often than not.

Sometimes, something comes up in session that you or I just have to address in the moment. That is completely OK. I will frequently tell people, I am well versed in reading muscles and interpreting the needs of the body, but I failed my mind reading class. Just ask my husband!

The important issue here is that there are times when you need to speak up. If the therapist is doing anything to make you uncomfortable, you should let her/him know immediately. Also, let him/her know if you get too warm or too cold, if the room is too bright, or if the pressure needs to be changed (lighter or deeper, faster or slower). If something is not working for you – speak up! It’s OK!