Diversifying Your Massage Portfolio

July 12, 2022

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As Massage Therapists, we’re all taught the same core skills, but how we combine them differently to address the body is our own unique way. We all see your postural deviations from a different perspective, which can offer you a more comprehensive approach to your treatment. If you’re willing to give it a chance, it can be hugely beneficial.

Of course, the most important factor when working with a new therapist is you need to feel comfortable and relaxed. Then they’ll get to know your body’s level of tolerance and together you’ll find a nice flow for your treatments. But what if it becomes too routine? Even the best relationships need to mix it up sometimes.

Think of it like your workout routine. In order to get the full body results that you’re looking for you need to have a training plan that encompasses all of your major muscle groups, not just the same workout everyday. Massage also requires diversity in order to get a complex, full body treatment.

“There are so many massage techniques and ways to manipulate muscles, ligaments, and tendons available. Considering that each massage therapist puts a lot of themselves into how they massage it’s important to get a different approach once in a while. I feel when I try someone new they do different techniques that offer new insight into my body.”

– A. Po

At Salt & Sage, we have a very similar approach to treatment, but we’re utilizing different techniques to get you results. Think of it this way: we’re both margartias, just different flavors. (Taryn is probably traditional lime and Shannon is strawberry)

You deserve to get the most out of every massage you receive and we believe that if we work together, we can get you feeling better, faster.

It’s also helpful to have a backup plan if you can’t find the day/time you want with your regular MT. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that you aren’t settling for a massage that won’t meet your needs. We communicate with each other on our current treatment plans and can make recommendations based on the other therapists skillset. Having exchanged massages with each other, we are well versed in the bespoke ways that the other addresses the body.

For example, both of us love to release the iliopsoas muscle, but we each have our own way to do it. BOTH are very helpful. Experiencing each of them can help you not only get more comprehensive results, but also lasting relief.

Additionally and unfortunately, we are humans (shhhh don’t tell anyone) and sometimes we get sick. If one of us needs to call out, it will be really helpful for you to be familiar with our replacement, so you don’t have to miss your treatment.

We are thankful that you’ve chosen to book with us and continue to do so. It is an honor to be a part of your wellness team and we want to work alongside any and all of your healthcare providers, so you can live your best, pain free life.

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