Massage isn’t just about the kind of service you are receiving. Equally, if not more so, important is whom you are receiving the service from. Every massage therapist has a different touch and a different way of perceiving your needs while you are on the table. Sometimes it takes a little while until you find a therapist with whom you click.
It is very important to remember, however, that while a therapist can and often does intuit a lot while working on you, he or she is not a mind reader and each client is different from the next. Things like temperature, music or pressure can make or break your experience of the service you received but often you need to verbally express your needs to get exactly what you want.
If you’ve had a massage in the past and were left disappointed because, for example, you didn’t feel like the therapist worked long enough on your neck, simply mention this at your next massage by saying: “I really love having your neck worked on. I had a massage before that I found pretty disappointing because he/she didn’t pay enough attention there.” I guarantee this therapist will get the hint!