Next time you realize you are coming close to running out of your favorite massage cream, take a little time to research what other massage creams on the market may have to offer. The result could be the discovery of a massage cream that better suits your purposes and needs of your clients, or at the very least, you will be able to rest assured that you are completely satisfied with your current favorite massage cream.
Across the board, from your massage cream, table and other tools to your very own hands-on techniques, it is crucial to stay open to change, improvement and new information as you progress throughout the years. This type of open mind and willingness to consider new and different options and information can be a deciding factor in your success as a professional massage therapist or bodyworker.
Start by taking a look at what other massage creams might bring to the table of your session room. Again, if you are fully stocked up on your current favorite massage cream, then it may be best to wait until you are close to running out of this massage cream before you begin looking around at other massage creams on the market. After all, there is no reason to spend money on massage cream that you do not yet need.
However, as you well know, you also want to make sure you have your new massage cream on hand before you run out of the previous supply, so be sure to begin searching early enough to decide on which massage cream you want to order.
One great way to guide your exploration of other massage creams is by making a mental note of exactly what you do and do not like about your current massage cream. For example, you may love the fact that the massage cream you have been using for years does not have any scent to potentially irritate or distract your clients. On the other hand, you may have noticed that you have to use large amounts of this massage cream when you want to be able to perform longer, lighter gliding strokes on your clients.
In this instance, you would have a couple of guiding points on your exploration of other massage creams. You would know to narrow your search to only those massage creams that do not contain any aroma, and you would also want to look for a massage cream that has the right amount of friction and glide for your purposes.
When it comes to seeking out a certain texture in your massage cream, it may be necessary to actually feel the massage cream and test it out on friends, colleagues or family members. This way, you will know for sure whether the ratio of stick to slick is right for you and your practice. If possible, send away for samples of the massage cream or purchase smaller trial sizes so you can be confident in the new massage cream before ordering larger sizes.