If it’s your first time going to the spa, you’ll need to study certain etiquettes which spas live by, to avoid moments of confusion before, during, or after your massage sections. Questions like, tipping a masseuse, quantity of clothes to be worn, if it’s proper to make conversations with your masseuse or not runs through the mind of a massage novice. Other massage enthusiasts also don’t know whether it’s right or wrong to make side talks with their therapists, they just observe certain cultures they meet. Some of these cultures are wrong and are not etiquettes in the industry but due to the reluctance of people to ask, they’ve been practiced consistently.
One of them is holding conversations with the masseuse or having side talks with a friend that you went with, most wonder if it’s allowed or not. Although it’s common for people to have a series of talks during a massage session, you are not obligated to say a word to anyone. You go for treatment, pay for treatment, talk is not part of the therapeutic measures of a massage in a spa. The therapist conducting your massage session will understand that if you decide to close your eyes and stay off chat, it’s part of their professional training to grant customers what they want. But for certain messages like deep tissue or sports massage sessions, he tends to strike up a conversation to get feedback on your comfort level.
A masseur works in deep muscle layers during a deep tissue massage, this tends to ensure a conversation holds between you and him. You have to speak up if you’re in pain, feel hot or cold, have underlying health issues, feel ticklish, or have any questions. People that are tickled with ease should notify therapists before any session starts, this helps them avoid certain sensitive spots and apply firm/slow pressure. Massage is not meant to be painful but it relieves you of muscle pain, it can be a bit uncomfortable but not painful, when there’s pain notifying the masseur. Some techniques trigger soreness in soft tissues, and correction of existing problems in these soft tissues might lead to discomfort.
Strike a chat with the masseuse/masseur, this can be key to a proper message, tell them of underlying injuries, areas that are tight and need relieving. All this needs to be relayed before a session starts, so speak up if pressure is too hard on your body during a session. People who don’t like asking questions can be observant to get cues that resolve those questions.