Challenging the dominant paradigm
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What does "client centered" mean?
I always feel a bit strange when new clients say something along the lines of, "You'll find the places that need work." Their trust is gratifying, but I'm not an expert about anyone's body but my own.
This is the heart of being "client centered": You are the only one who can know what feels good and helpful to you. Manual therapists may know how bodies work and what might help them heal, but they will never experience how their work feels to you. And that experience is a very important part of a good massage.
So please, take this as permission - even encouragement - to speak up, to tell us what feels right and what makes you uncomfortable. You're the expert, after all.