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  • Mary Carolla

Should I talk during a massage?

Sure, if you’d like to talk go right ahead. The important thing to remember is that this treatment is all about you relaxing and enjoying the experience. Sixty (or more) minutes of no demands - that's pretty refreshing.

Many therapists discourage talking in hopes that you will relax, let your mind float free and enter a state of massage bliss. While I won't hush you and I will respond to you, I won't initiate conversation or small talk during your table time. I'll check in with you periodically and communicate anything relevant to your massage, but that's about it.

In many instances, people may feel more relaxed starting off talking, and as the massage progresses, enter quiet states of relaxation. For those folks, a brief chit-chat helps them let go and settle into the quiet.

The important issue here is there are times when you need to speak up. If the therapist is doing anything to make you uncomfortable, you should let them know immediately. Also, let them know if you get too warm or too cold, if the room is too bright, or if the pressure needs to be changed (lighter or deeper). If something is not working for you, please speak up! I absolutely want your feedback, and I want to make sure your session is exactly what you need.

Bottom line: Talk as much or as little as you need to. Just let me know how I can help you settle in and find your calm space. Reserve your appointment here.

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