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How I Interview New Massage Clients | Massage Sloth
The first ever intake you have with a massage client can set the tone for your entire therapeutic relationship. How can you open up lines of communication and get plenty of useful information to boot? Here's how I go about it: One thing you'll notice is that I'm... really thorough. My initial interview can take about 5-10 minutes, and that's completely on purpose. I want that client to get on the table with no questions about whether its okay for them to speak up, or whether they can ask for changes to be made. I want them to feel like they had a chance to really explain what their unique needs are, and to know that I heard them. And, I want them to feel like the expert in the room. Sure, I know a lot about bodies in general, but they've known their body for their whole life! What can I do to let them know that I value them as a source of information? That I don't have psychic hands, and that I need their feedback? I'll talk more about this