All therapeutic Vancouver massage treatments are not created equal

All therapeutic Vancouver massage treatments are not created equal

Not every hair stylist is the same and the same is true for massage therapists. You may pay the same treatment: relaxation; deep tissue; hot stone massage, manual lymph drainage and even reflexology. But your experience may feel quite different for a number of reasons. That is why it’s important to search for the right Vancouver massage therapist until you find someone who makes you feel better than the rest.

Your experience with a massage therapist can differ for a number of reasons, from ambiance to skill, setting and even personality. The experience of each of your senses can make a real difference to how well you enjoy your massage, and more importantly how you feel after the massage. If you don’t feel rested, or relaxed, you may want to consider trying a different massage therapist.

Each one of our senses has an effect on our level of stress and ability to relax. When you walk into the massage room, what is your first impression? Is it a quiet room with no music where you are distracted by the sound of car alarms and horns going off outside, the chatter of staff or dripping of a leaky faucet? Is it cold? Do you lie shivering on the table? Is the sheet cold and rough on your skin?

How does the room make you feel? Do you walk in and feel relaxed, like you can finally take a deep breath in your busy day? Is it painted in cool or bright colours or warm tones with cozy textures and fabrics and cushions? Is there soft music playing? Are the sheets soft and luxurious? Does the scent of vanilla or other scented essential oils fill the air?

Massage therapists train and continue to train for years, learning new techniques to offer their clients the best possible experience. How experienced is your massage therapist? You should ask them how long they have been practicing and what areas they specialize in. And did they ask thorough questions about your background and health issues, even your stress levels or sleeping patterns? Is their touch too hard, too soft or are their hands rough on your skin? You should be able to relax and let the massage soothe your skin and muscles and nerves.

Sometimes you click with someone and sometimes you don’t. A massage is a special experience and it is important to feel a connection with your massage therapist. If you like having a conversation during the massage, be sure to let your massage therapist know. If you want a quiet session, you should mention that too. The last thing you need is to listen to someone complain about their busy day or noisy neighbours when you want to relax and unwind.

The bottom line is that you are paying for a service and you should enjoy every minute of it with every one of your senses. Get the massage you deserve at Oceana Massage.