The most valuable aspect of nearly any massage therapy or bodywork practice is the actual hands-on techniques the practitioner applies to his or her clients. How good these hands-on techniques feel to the client and how well they work in terms of helping the client resolve or alleviate any issues are two of the key pieces in determining whether a one-time client will become a consistent customer.
Due to the fact that your hands-on skills play such an important role in the success of your massage therapy or bodywork practice, you should let these specific skills and techniques be your guide when it comes to massage cream. Everything about your chosen massage cream should serve to highlight and enhance the touch therapy you provide. Never should a massage cream distract from or hinder the effectiveness of your hands-on skills.
That’s why, when you are shopping around for a massage cream for use in your daily work as a massage therapist or bodyworker, it is crucial to keep your skill set in mind. You also need to pay attention to how well your current massage cream works during each session, noting what may be enhancing your ability to provide touch therapy and what may be hampering your technique.
By allowing these tactile observations to serve as your guide as you shop for massage cream, you should be much more likely to select a massage cream that will satisfy you and your clients in the long run. For example, a full awareness of exactly how much friction and glide you need to perform your method of touch therapy will make it easier to find a massage cream with just the right ratio of stick and slick.
However, if you have not quite pinned down how much friction and glide you need in your next massage cream, it may take a bit more trial and error. Therefore, it can pay off to pay attention to these details now, before you make your next massage cream purchase. If possible, be sure to get samples of potential new massage creams so you can try them out before you invest in a large amount of the massage cream.
What you need to be watching for as you evaluate your current massage cream, or any samples of other massage creams, is how much of the product you happen to be using during each session. For example, if you notice that you are reaching for the massage cream a little too often, this may mean that your current massage cream does not offer quite enough glide for the type of touch therapy you perform.
In the end, this can be a waste of money, because you are using so much massage cream in each session just to achieve the necessary glide. By searching for a massage cream that has more slip, not only could you possibly save money, but you will be able to focus more on your client and less on the need for greater glide.