“How many sessions should I take?” is a question which always makes me feel a bit awkward.
Maybe it makes me feel a little ashamed. Because who am I to say how many sessions one should take? I’m not a doctor, and I don’t prescribe pills or treatments. And this is certainly not “a system” …
Nevertheless, it’s not that I think the question is totally ridiculous, it’s just that I have some hesitations answering. And I’ll tell you why.
First of all, I always try to avoid the impression that I just want to make some money. Not that I say “No” to more clients or to more sessions— of course, the wider your client-base, the better the continuity in making a decent living.
Basically me doing Thai Massage is not a money-making-thing. And that should be quite clear to my clients as it would deprive the sessions of an important value—the fact that I just really love to do, to give, and to share Thai Massage.
But besides that—it’s really hard to say. I do see if someone would benefit from more sessions, but I don’t know and can not say how many more exactly.
And maybe more important—when to take them. Could be two days later, one week later, ten days later. There’s always the client’s individual reaction, say the absorption or adaptation after doing bodywork and I can’t predict the exact progression of this process.
You see, the body “opens up,” works, gets active, often starts functioning with renewed energy. Somewhat like “digesting the total touch,” but it all happens after it’s own scheme and schedule.
Taking another session is something I’d rather leave to the clients themselves to decide. In some way I expect they will know, they will feel if they want, need, or benefit from more sessions. I prefer to consider them grown-ups.
As said—I’m not a doctor. I don’t prescribe. And honestly, I think, when we listen consciously, lovingly and seriously to ourselves, we just precisely know if and when we need what.
“How many sessions should I take?” wouldn’t need an answer, cause the question would not appear.