Many years ago, I had the opportunity to receive a series of massages with my favourite registered massage therapist. I looked forward to going to see her every single month and, just like my favourite hair dresser, I had so many things to talk to her about each time I saw her.
No matter how long or short my spa day retreat was, I realized I enjoyed talking with the therapists and estheticians as much as I did chatting with old friends: indeed, we had a lot in common since I loved beauty and health therapies as much as they did!
Of course, there would be long stretches of time during the treatment where I would simply be quiet and relax, yet I always ended up having informative conversations throughout every session. For example, one time I confided to my massage therapist that I had regretted getting a tattoo on my back while I was a teenager and a reassuring conversation on body image ensued.
However, when my best friend told me she also was considering treating herself to an hour-and-a-half long massage session with a registered massage therapist, she confided that she was afraid she might fall asleep at the very beginning of her spa day retreat out of sheer relaxation.
My friend had been quite stressed over the last months, and she was a highly extroverted, talkative and energetic person.
“How would that be possible?” I asked her. “Don’t you like to talk during the treatment?” To my surprise, she said that she always preferred complete silence, other than relaxing music, when getting a message or receiving a facial, for example.
Yet, I was my friend’s complete opposite: I was extremely introverted… with the exception I made during my massage sessions!
Indeed, the most experienced registered massage therapists are well aware some of their clients enjoy exchanging views and ideas during the most relaxing of massage sessions, while others require silence and complete abandon to their senses.
One of the great things about treating yourself to a spa day retreat is to have the flexibility to talk or not to talk during your treatments. No matter what your preference is, it falls upon your registered massage therapist to adapt to your needs during your treatment.
What about you? Do you enjoy chatting during your spa day retreat, or do you simply enjoy day-dreaming and relaxing in silence while your therapist indulges your senses and your soul?