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Do you talk during a massage?

Do massage therapists care? (i.e., are they bored and appreciate the conversation?) I feel compelled to talk even though I want to just lie there and be quiet.

Thu. Jun 12, 8:01pm

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I never utter a peep except for the occasional "that hurts"

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 9:40 PM

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i occasionally giggle if they hit a ticklish spot but i otherwise only talk the the therapist before and after. I like to completely zone out and relax. If I'm holding a conversation it's hard to do that.

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 10:46 PM

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great ? I am going for my first massage and truly want peace and quiet.

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 10:52 PM

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From a massage therapist: just tell us what you want...everybody relaxes differently. I've had clients say "don't let me talk to much", or "I like silence", or get very chatty and conversational. I let you guys call the shots, but be aware that some establishments actually have a "no chit-chat" policy so that (a) your conversation doesn't disturb others in the spa, or (b) you don't get too attached to your therapist and follow her when she leaves the job.

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 11:03 PM

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I got chastised by a massage therapist once for being quiet! When it was all over I said, 'Thanks, that was great' and she said, 'Oh really? I couldn't tell b/c you didn't say anything.' (in a not so nice tone of voice!) yikes. Obviously didn't go to her again!

Thursday, June 12, 2008, 11:39 PM

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I ask the therapist to tell me what she is doing. It's really interesting to learn about pressure points and so on -- I mean, it's not a backrub, there's a point to everything she does!

Friday, June 13, 2008, 12:28 AM

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I don't like to talk during a massage - I like to zone out too

Friday, June 13, 2008, 1:14 AM

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nope just sleep, the woman can be beautiful, doesnt matter im out cold,
and have to be awaken to rollover, my first time i was afraid of
the "accidental hard on" never happen, about 5 mins in with the soothing music im out

Friday, June 13, 2008, 6:43 AM

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Yeah I hate chatty therapists. I mean there should be a no chit chat policy. I once had one who went on and on about her love life. I tried to get my point across that I did not want to chat by not really reciprocating the conversation but she did not get the hint.

Friday, June 13, 2008, 11:50 AM

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this is funny since my friend and i were JUST talking about this last night.
Usually I hate talking during hair cuts and massages...but I do see one massage therapist that is easy to talk to and i end up chatting most of the time.
I work for a massage therapist and asked him. He said usually there is casual conversation in the beginning and then it drifts into quiet.

Friday, June 13, 2008, 12:50 PM

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