Massage Therapist: Your Clothes and Hands

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Posted on 15th June 2010 by admin in Uncategorized

Some things that have been helpful when learning how to become a massage therapist are the tricks of the trade that are learned from other therapists.  One of the best tips is to wear loose-fitting washable clothes and flat shoes or go barefoot.  It is imperative that you are comfortably dressed as a therapist.  Another pointer is to remove all jewelry before giving any massages.   Rings can scratch the skin and bracelets or necklaces can jangle or be a distraction and irritating.  Another thing to remember as a massage therapist is to take great care to exercise and stretch your hands.  They are your most valuable tool so it is worth taking the time to exercise them.  This will increase not only their flexibility but their sensitivity as well.  One way to heighten the sensitivity of your hands is to hold them close together without letting them touch.  An example of this exercise is to draw them about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, then back until they are almost touching. Now take them in 4 inches (10 cm) apart, then return them to their original position.  Continue like this, expanding the gap gradually until your hands are about 10 inches (25 cm) apart, then bring them very slowly together.  You will probably experience an unusual sensation, perhaps heat or tingling, or a pulsating or magnetic sensation.  Pretty cool eh?

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