Top 5 Accessories for Massage Therapist

Massage AccessoriesMassage is becoming more popular every year. As more research is conducted, it is becoming clearer that the benefits of massage reach beyond relaxation. Despite this science, however, massage is still considered more of an art form than a rigorous science. Here are five accessories all masseuses should have.

1) Candles
The sense of smell is, in some ways, the most powerful sense that humans possess. Memories of smells last longer than any other sense, and smells can have a tremendous effect on one’s emotions. By incorporating the pleasant smells of candles, masseuses can help their patients relax and enjoy the experience.

2) Music
Music has a powerful effect on clients, and masseuses should ensure that they take advantage of how well music can help patients relax. From gentle melodies to the sounds of the ocean, masseuses should ensure that they have great music as part of their tool-kits.

3) Lotions and oils
Most scientists believe that massages helps by relaxing tense muscles and increasing blood flow to certain parts of the body. One of the best ways to increase how massages feel, however, is to use lotions and oils. There are a number of different types of lotions and oils, and masseuses will want to try them all.

4) Subtle decorations
Once the client enters the room, he or she wants to begin relaxing. Even though they will have their eyes closed, it helps to have them enter a calm, serene room before the massage begins. By using a room painted with relaxing shades, masseuses can help their clients enjoy every second of their experience.

5) Sheets and Table Coverings
In order to relax, patients must feel clean. Sheets help patients understand that the massage table is clean and sanitary. By using attractive, calming sheets that feel great, massage therapists can optimize their patients’ experiences.


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