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Massage: What to Expect

Many times when clients come to a massage therapist, all they know is that massage is supposed to make them feel better and that someone has spoken of it to them rather it be a coworker, a friend or family member or even a doctor or chiropractor. They don't know what the various types of massage are, what they do or how they can help them. Many therapists, being surrounded by terminology and modalities all day long, often do not realize that a client doesn't know exactly what it is they are looking for until they are a little more knowledgeable. Massage therapists often refer to the different types of massage available as their "modality", defined as 'the application of a therapeutic agent, usually a physical therapeutic agent'. It also refers to the sense of touch, which is especially poignant for massage therapists who "see" through their hands. The modality each therapist employs will be dependant on their education level. Most massage therapy