Tips for Massage Therapists Who Sweat

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You would be surprised to learn the number of massage therapists that deal with sweating.  It doesn’t matter if you’re overweight or in great shape.  People of all backgrounds can experience moments of sweating profusely.  Some therapists are concerned with how sweating will affect their ability to give massages.  Will clients be turned off if their therapist is sweating over them while working on them?  If this is something that concerns you, there are some techniques and tricks you can try to help combat the problem.

As with other areas of your training, you will learn that it’s really good to experience just about every type of scenario while you are in school practicing on your classmates.  If you sweat a lot, you will be providing great training for your classmates (and yourself) for how to deal with clients who sweat.  This will also help you, the person sweating, learn how to be sympathetic to others who might be going through the same thing.  You will know how to help a client relax and not feel embarrassed, after having gone through it in your massage therapy training.

Certain types of massage therapy will cause you to sweat more often than other modalities.  Massages using hot stones or those done in a warm room have been known to cause massage therapists to sweat a little.  If you have a fan in the room, use it.  Also, if you are going to lower the temperature in the room, consider making sure the table is heated for the client.  You can also heat the cream you are going to be using all in an effort to ensure the client is warm enough and you are cool enough.

If the sweat is coming from the top of your head, you can try wearing a headband, similar to those worn by basketball players and other athletes.  Also, try draping a hand towel over your shoulder.  This will allow you to simply lean your head on your shoulder to help wipe off the sweat.  If possible, you might also try adding a fan to the room you’re working in.

Sometimes, the reason why you are sweating has to do with simply being nervous.  If you notice that this happens only when you are stressed or anxious, try to relax.  As you get more experience and become more comfortable in your craft, you’ll see that you don’t sweat as much (if at all) while performing a massage on a client.

There’s so much more to learn about in the bodywork and massage therapy industries.  You should see this post for additional information on how to become a massage therapist.

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