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So, you've decided to break up with your client...

Usually this blog is for clients, aficionados, consumers of bodywork, but I had an interesting experience recently that I wanted to share with other therapists.  There can be many reasons to break up with a client:
Inappropriate physical or emotional contact.That client that comes to be known as "Mr Gracilis"Chronic tardiness or payment issues.We may enjoy a friendly relationship but this is business.Insensitive or inappropriate comments.Don't confuse your payment for services with permission to get away with being insensitive or offensive.Treatment needs outside your individual scope of practice.Other than for relaxation and maintenance, it may be time to refer out to an other specialist 
Now for the story:  Being a mobile massage therapist making house calls can put me in situations that are a little more intimate than other independent contractors.  Of course I am in a business relationship with my clients, but I'm usually being welcomed into their private or perso…

My Therapist's Work Has Become Stale

My therapist and I have fallen into a routine with our work and I need something new...



Have you ever experienced a release or dramatic improvement from work with your therapist? Our bodies are a collection of tilts, twists, and rotations that altogether are strangely in balance with each other.  
Consider as an example an issue in our feet showing up as tension headaches because of overworked Sub-occipital muscles at the base of the skull. Those poor Sub-occipitals are compensating for other tilts, rotations, imbalances in the body, trying to keep the skull level on top of the spine.  If our therapist has helped us relieve our foot troubles or whatever other issues we're having, our tension headaches have gone away too, but now we're feeling like our sessions are nice, but we're not reaching the same deep relaxation or release as before.

This is what therapists refer to as "maintenance": after relieving or improving issues, now the intention of the massage is m…