Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Crunchy, Uncomfortable Massages - TABLE PAPER TORCHURE

Massage Tips: What is on your Massage Table?  

I have a favorite massage spot here on Long Island.  
Massage Zen with Table Paper 
But, without fail, every time I arrive for an appointment, I have to plead with the therapist to take off the two layers of  table paper and drape sheets on the Earthlite massage table.  

They ALWAYS plead it is better to keep it on (over the sheets) – and I always have to get FIRM in order to convince them to remove it. 

I tried it once, and I got up in the middle of a 50 minute massage and said, “ENOUGH! – We have to take off this paper”.  I could never get into the relaxation zone with the sound of paper crunching and bunching underneath me with each massage stroke.  When the therapist asked me to flip over, the paper bunched up, tangled, RIPPED and stuck to my oiled skin. The Therapist said, “Don’t worry; there is another layer of paper underneath this one.” ARGH!!!!!! That’s when I got up and started ripping it off the table like wire hangers in “Mommy Dearest”.  It was maddening! There were perfectly soft, and cozy sheets on the massage table! So why RUIN a massage by covering it in rough, sterile paper?

Massages are supposed to be blissful.  There is NOTHING blissful about table paper during a massage. I associate it with pap smears, painful bikini waxes, physicals and the flu. Why? I am not really sure, but table paper is for waxing and doctor's offices... NOT massage tables. Let me sink into smooth, comfy sheets and drift away!

A comfortable table, warm oil, table sheets / bedding and a table warming pad are the foundation for a beautiful and memorable massage treatment.  SKIP THE PAPER & PAPER DRAPE SHEETS!  It makes for a more relaxing and luxurious experience for your clients – I promise!

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