Why do you want to talk to me?

“Why do you want to talk to me?”

I hear this question at least once a week. As a part of a first session, massage therapists conduct an intake to hear about your history, goals, and what brings you in. While most massage therapists speak to their clients for five to ten minutes, I speak with clients for up to thirty minutes. We don’t charge for this time, nor does it “come off” your table time.

Yea. Thirty minutes: mostly of you speaking, describing your body and how your use your body regularly.

Thirty minutes is a long time, especially in our busy lives.

This is a vital aspect to Freed Bodyworks, and working with Frances, a piece that I initially struggled with. But as I’ve spent more time at Freed, I’ve realized how meaningful this time is to the practice. The thirty minute intakeĀ significantly changes the way massages work.

So why do we do it? Continue reading

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