What types of customers have you worked with?
I've been specializing in medical massage (manual therapy) for my clients for over a year now. A little bit of a different goal - not as relaxing as a therapeutic massage - but extremely beneficial for those who have been in pain from over-use injuries, previous surgeries, and more. I also do regular therapeutic massages that focus on decreasing stress and boosting the immune system by aiding the flow of lymph fluid in the body's lymphatic system. Short-term, therapeutic massages do aid in pain relief.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't be afraid to ask questions! Massage is a very subjective service. There are many different styles, pressures, and backgrounds that make up each individual massage. What is perfect for one person may not be perfect for you - so don't hesitate to specify exactly what you're looking for. Often times, if a therapist can't provide you with what you need, they may know someone in the field that will suit your needs perfectly.
Even as time goes on, your needs may change. A more active lifestyle may require a deep tissue massage vs. a Swedish massage to work out some of the tension. Each massage should be tailored to fit your needs, every time.