Before we get into what makes a perfect relaxing massage I'd like to touch on what makes the perfect massage? Ask 10 people this question and you will probably get 10 different answers. The individual answers may be that the perfect massage is, relaxing, energizing, takes away my pain, leaves me feeling better, moving better, helps me with soreness, cope with various hardships etc. Whatever the answers, there is one thing they all have in common… They are all subjective! The perfect massage to one person will be what meets their needs the best. This means it’s up to the therapist to find out what they want and follow their lead. So a perfect massage, in relation to the client, is whatever they want it to be.
To look deeper into this question of what the “perfect massage” is we’ll start by taking personal preference out of the question. Today we’ll seek what makes the massage the most relaxing experience possible.
Daniel R. Hyde