Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Taking My Own Advice

I actually took my own advice this week; before visiting my clients one morning, I became a client myself and had a massage! I really do try to follow what I suggest to others, which is to get massage at least once a month. The difference in your body that one massage a month makes in your body is amazing.

With that in mind, I decided to go back to the school where I studied the practice of massage therapy. When the students are going through their internship the school offers 50 min to 1 hour sessions for $25. You can't beat that deal!

Of course as with all things there are advantages and disadvantages to going to a student therapist. They are however still students and though they've been through the academic portion of the coursework, (and depending on what state you're in can be anywhere from 500 hours and up), they're short on practical experience. This is why they go through the internship process; to work on at least 50 people (here in Texas) and gain that experience. Student sessions are generally full body, relaxing Swedish massage; no trigger point therapy, deep tissue, etc. as those are generally considered more advanced modalities.

With all that said, student massages are a great way to help someone reach their goal while you obtain a little relaxation for yourself. Give it a try.