You Always Have The Power of Consent in Massage Therapy
Consent is a fundamental aspect of any massage therapy session. It is the cornerstone of creating a safe and empowering experience for you, the client. In a society where touch can be taboo, it is crucial to prioritize and emphasize the power of consent in the context of your massage therapy here. You can say yes or no to anything and that is how it will be for you. You can ask for anything within reason and we will do our best to please you. We plan with you and then work from our plan to produce the best possible treatment we can for you.
Without Consent No Massage Can Take Place
Consent begins even before the massage session starts. You will be asked to sign saying you agree to massage after your intake form is completed. The massage therapist will clearly explain the treatment process, what to expect, and your role in the session. This ensures that you feel informed and empowered to make decisions about your own body and what will happen. Some people like to take control others simply like to submit to the professional’s knowledge. It’s all up to you.
Communication Between Us is Key
During the session, the massage therapist should continually check in with you, both verbally and non-verbally. This will ensure you are comfortable, the pressure and techniques being used are within your boundaries. Consent is an ongoing dialogue, not a one-time agreement. We are aiming for pleasure and you are the expert about your what you are feeling. You should always feel empowered to communicate your preferences. Ask for adjustments, lighter or heavier pressures or even a pause. Whatever you want we will do our best to please you.
Just Tell Us What You Like Best Any Way You Like
It is also important to recognize that consent goes beyond just touch. Clients should have the opportunity to give or withhold consent for other aspects of the session. Tell us if you want to use oils or not. Tell us if you want us to use heat or cold therapy. Even the playing of background music is under your control. If it’s too loud, just say and if you can’t hear it tell us that too, we will fix it for you. Every aspect of the session should be based on your preferences and comfort level. We are here for your pleasure.
We Need to Trust Each Other for a Good Session
Consent is not just about preventing harm, it is also about creating a sense of trust and respect between you and our massage therapist. When a client feels heard and respected, it can enhance the overall therapeutic experience and promote a deeper level of relaxation and healing. Also, as long as the therapist understand what has been consented to and stays within those boundaries, the trust will grow and remain. So, next time you when you come back, that trust and understanding will be there
Ask & We Will Provide As Best We Can
As therapists it is important for us to understand your boundaries and communicate with you about them clearly. You should feel empowered to advocate for yourself and speak up if something doesn’t feel right or if you have any concerns. Consent is a two-way street, and both parties play an active role in establishing and maintaining boundaries.