Stay creative when it comes to your daily massage or bodywork practice, and you should be far more likely to stay enthusiastic and excited about the work as well. In turn, your clients may leave your session room with a greater sense of well-being. This could possibly be described as a “domino effect” of sorts, for happy clients tend to give great word-of-mouth marketing, thereby attracting even more business to your massage or bodywork practice.
It is important to remember that it all starts with you and your attitude about the important work of hands-on healing. If you are excited and passionate about your practice, then it should be fairly easy to start tapping into your creativity when it comes to working one-on-one with clients.
Start with one of the most basic and ubiquitous tools of the massage and bodywork world: massage cream. You may think it sounds strange that one could get creative with massage cream, but it is actually the perfect place to begin weaving creativity into your bodywork sessions.
This is because the massage cream you choose to use can set the tone for nearly any kind of theme you want to carry out in your practice. For instance, in the hot summer months, you may wish to purchase massage creams that contain cooling ingredients or elements that remind you and your clients of all the wonderful aspects of the summer season.
You may, for example, want to begin a search for a high-quality massage cream that contains such ingredients as pineapple and coconut extracts, offering a tropical island scent to each session. There also are such combinationsas strawberry and cucumber or mango and cherry that can serve up scented summer fun for your clients.
Of course, you know your client base best, so you may be aware that most of your clients are sensitive to scents. If this is the case, simply continue to use your favorite unscented massage cream on these clients. However, it should not hurt your practice to add a summer-themed massage or bodywork option to your practice menu. Consider advertising this around town throughout the hot-weather season, and you may find yourself pulling in a new set of clients.
Another way to get creative with massage cream is to try using it in new ways. Most of your friends and family members would probably be more than happy to volunteer as “guinea pigs” as you experiment with different methods of applying massage cream.
See what it is like to use less massage cream and more massage cream as you practice your favorite hands-on techniques and bodywork movements. By exploring such uncharted territory, you may find a whole new way of using your skills to achieve specific results.
Sometimes simply purchasing a new massage cream for your practice can be enough to maintain or even revitalize your excitement for the work you do each day. It is OK to start small when it comes to staying creative, and you may still see big benefits.