Do you talk during a massage?
There is no right or wrong answer as to whether or not you should talk while having a massage, different people have their own preferences.
There are definitely some advantages to not talking, relaxing, and enjoying a massage!
Should You Talk During a Massage?
There is no right or wrong answer to this question, it really comes down to personal preference – and how chatty the massage therapist is!
There are definitely some benefits to simply relaxing and enjoying the massage, without having to make small talk.
This can help you feel more relaxed and allow you to drift off into a peaceful state.
On the other hand, some people find that chatting with their massage therapist helps them feel more comfortable and can even aid in the healing process.
If you have any specific concerns or questions that you would like to discuss with your massage therapist, then obviously talking during the massage can be a good idea.
Otherwise, it is totally up to you whether or not you want to chat during your massage.
The most important thing is that you relax and do what you want during the massage.
I think you’ll find that most massage therapists will not initiate conversation during a massage unless something comes up that makes them ask you a question.
Still, you might want to talk to them beforehand and let them know what kind of vibe you want and whether or not you want complete silence.
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What Is Proper Etiquette when Getting a Massage?
There really is no one answer to this question since people have different preferences.
Some things that are generally considered good etiquette when getting a massage are:
- Arriving on time or early for your appointment
- Turning off your phone and leaving it in the car or out of reach
- Turning up clean and with good hygiene
- Letting the therapist know if you have any injuries or areas that are particularly sore
- Respecting the therapist’s time and not trying to extend the massage beyond the scheduled time
- Tipping if you had a good experience
At the end of the day, as long as you are respectful and considerate of your massage therapist, you will be fine.
They’ll lead you through what you need to know and do if it’s your first time with them, so don’t be nervous!
How Do I Tell My Massage Therapist to Stop Talking?
If you are getting a massage and the therapist is talking more than you would like, it is perfectly fine to tell them to stop talking.
You can simply say “I’m sorry, but I really would prefer it if we could just enjoy the massage in silence.”
Of course, you don’t have to be rude about it – just be respectful and honest.
Your massage therapist should be happy to comply with your wishes.
Don’t Be Afraid to Speak up If Something Isn’t how You Want It
Whether it’s the pressure, the music, the temperature, or anything else – if something during your massage isn’t to your liking, don’t be afraid to speak up!
It is your massage and you should feel comfortable and relaxed throughout.
If something isn’t right, just let your therapist know and they will be happy to adjust things for you.
After all, they want you to have a good experience and will do everything they can to make that happen.
If you go on a regular basis they will get to know what you like and don’t like. Good massage therapists get to know their clients and provide a personable experience.
Do You Talk During a Massage?
So, do you talk during your massage? I would love to know what you prefer!
I’ve heard loads of crazy stories over the years, from people who talk non-stop during their massage to those who prefer complete silence.
I think it really comes down to personal preference – so do what makes you comfortable.
After all, it’s your massage!
Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know. Thanks for reading!
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I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.