Tips to Keep Your Clients Warm This Fall!
September 15, 2012
Have you ever had a massage somewhere and felt chilled the entire time? Fall is upon us and it is important to remember that as the temperature drops, some clients may feel a little cold during a massage session. A cold client may find it hard to relax and enjoy the treatment. For therapists, room temperature is usually not a factor since you are working and active; but partially clothed clients receiving bodywork may be a little more sensitive to the room temperature.
Here are 5 tips to help keep your clients warm during a bodywork session:
- Use a space heater in your massage room to keep the temperature a little warmer than the rest of your office.
- Place a table warming pad under your client. Offer the control to them and if they are chilled, they can turn it on.
- Use a heated blanket as part of your drape on top of the flat sheet. Offer the client the control and instruct them to use it if needed.
- If you use a diaper drape or alternative drape to the top cover method, keep the massage room temperature several degrees warmer than normal.
- Keep hot towels in a warmer (such as a crock pot or stone warmer) in your massage room. Offer them to clients to place on areas of pain or soreness. They provide a therapeutic benefit as well as providing warmth for the client.