Ok, I will not.
One of the questions I ask during the intake process is whether there are any body parts you do not want me to touch during your session. Answers to this question are all over the place. I usually get a no response, but frequent answers are feet and face. Every now and then, I will get a negative response and find that during the massage you are ticklish where you had not expected to be.
I ask this question to give you some control in your session. Once you are comfortable knowing that I am not going to touch a particular area, you tend to relax. Think about it. If you tell me not to touch your face for whatever reason (and sometimes no reason is given and that is fine), trust me - I am not going to touch your face. If you do not volunteer the information during intake and I touch your face, your reaction is going to tell me to stop touching you. You may have forgotten to tell me, you may not have known that facial massage was included...there are plenty of reasons why you did not let me know. All I know is that I am going to stop touching your face when you grimace or your breathing becomes erratic or you give any indication that something is not right. You may say something or you may not. Either way I know you are not enjoying this particular part of the massage. I am going to move to another area unless you tell me you want to end your session or if you are in real distress.
What I want to give you is safe touch so that you can get positive benefits from your massage. Therefore, even if you give me the "all clear" answer during the intake, I am still going to be alert to your verbal and/or physical responses during your massage.
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