It's totally up to you. I often find that if it's a client's first time, having a fun conversation with the therapist helps them to relax and feel more comfortable after being more acquainted with the therapist. What usually happens is we'll talk for the first 10-15 minutes of the massages, then we'll slowly talk less and less until we're not talking at all.
Most people tell me they were on the verge of falling asleep right before I have them flip over onto their backs which is usually around forty minutes into the massage. Occasionally, I'll have people start to snore on me! It's okay though, I take it as a compliment.
There are some clients who like to converse with me the entire session, and there are other clients who would prefer it to be quiet throughout the massage. I respect both. I can usually figure out pretty quickly within a couple of minutes if someone wants it to be quiet, then I simply keep my mouth shut and massage.
If you ever feel like your therapist just keeps talking, you can straight up tell him you'd like to be quiet now. In my experience, most people that don't want to talk will give me one word answers, then I will get the hint and stop talking.
Some people prefer to focus on the treatment. Sometimes if there is a lot of work to be done, it's best to keep talking to a minimum. On the other hand, sometimes if there is a specific area that I am focusing on, I will have to keep getting feedback from the client on how it feels, how the pressure is, and to make sure I'm on the right area. Especially with medical massage, there is a lot of talking. But it's not conversational, it's constant feedback back and forth on how it feels, the pressure, "how does it feel if we move it this way?" etc,.
I will usually check in with the person, whether we are conversing or not, around 20 minutes into the massage to make sure the pressure is good and everything is well.
So in conclusion, it's totally up to you if you'd like to talk to your therapist or not. If it makes you feel more comfortable or you just like talking, then by all means. However, if you just want to be silent and focus on your relaxation, then that's what we'll do. And again, sometimes if there's a lot of work to focus on, then it's best to keep talking to a minimum and just have back and forth feedback from time to time.
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