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Diamond6949
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Hi, was just wondering those of you who have sat ITEC sports Massage, what about client modesty. You know how keen ITEC are on that. What do you do as obviously towels are not gonna work. Our tutor just gets us in the most embasasing positions to stretch and test muscles. Do our clients need to come in jogging pants ? and then take them off for the pre event masage or?
Would appreciate anyone answering me as my mind is working overtime here.

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Alan D
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RE: Observing client modesty

I would suggest advising clients to wear running shorts (rather than jogging pants). And female clients may feel more comfortable in a crop-top (as worn by elite runners).

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Alan

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Diamond6949
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RE: Observing client modesty

Thanks

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RE: Observing client modesty

obviously client modesty usually goes out the window if you are working in a sports environment such as a rugby or football club (or a lot of other sports clubs for that matter) as they usually come straight out of the shower and jump straight on the massage couch, naked....thats something that college doesnt prepare you for!

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hi i am doing holistic massage with itec and would like to know the meaning of client modesty.

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hi spa girl
how about your write a couple of ideas first, about what you think it might mean?

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muzone
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hi i am doing holistic massage with itec and would like to know the meaning of client modesty.

My tutor for ITEC HM simplified it down to two words - Towel Technique,
but as Tigress says, have a think and post your ideas...........

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I haven't taken any ITEC courses so don't know how they like things done, but as has been mentioned, perfect your towel technique. Just make sure you cover any bits that you're not working on. But like sportstherapy said, one you're out in the real world it's often a whole different matter. My boys don't think twice about standing in front of me completely naked either on the way to or from the shower and showing me their latest knock/bruise/bump/scrape or painful part.

Unfortunately, they also think it's quite funny to waggle their boys bits in eachothers faces when they're on the couch. Boys!!!!!

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Nefra, I completely agree with you about working in a sports enviroment, most guys don't care. When I am working privately, I tend to let the client wrap the towel around themselves and get on the bed, I then work with the client where they the towel. I have found over the years, what ever I tell the client how to do the towel they don't listen or get it wrong. I don't want to spend 5 -10 mins of treatment time sorting out the towels. As long as the client is comfortable and happy, i place other towels over the areas I am not working on and go from there.

Vickie

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Thats a good question! And as in so many other respects, it just shows how far away ITEC courses are from real clinical experience.
I find that at my clinic in North London most of my clients come with appropriate underwear so I am ble to work with them using sports massage techniques, deep tissue or myofascial release techniques without any problem. However, the occasional thong appears now and again and believe me, you don't want to carry out a Thomas' test with a client wearing a thong so the solution I found is I always have some sports shorts large size in my massage practice and that I can lend to my client for the massage session.
They feel much more comfortable and me too!

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Hi Massage Space
What is a Thomas test? Why is a client wearing a thong problematic for you?

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Hi Massage Space
What is a Thomas test? Why is a client wearing a thong problematic for you?

it's used to rule out (or rule in) excessive contraction in the hip flexors. Client will be on their back, end of couch, bottom half on half off, one leg drawn back to chest-other leg dangling (or not, if excessively contracted). Client may feel a little exposed in this position if wearing a thong------

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Whitesnake
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Hi Sports Massge
Thanks for the clarification

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massage space
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hi Whitesnake
A Thomas test is a very useful way to assess the psoas, rec fem and ITB, ad it can also be used for stretching and treating with MET and other techniques.
It is much easier to see an image than to try to describe it with words so just google it on images and you'll see how it is performed.
I find that if the client has sports shorts on or something similar the assessment and treatment are much more comfortable for the client and the practitioner.

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Hi, was just wondering those of you who have sat ITEC sports Massage, what about client modesty. You know how keen ITEC are on that. What do you do as obviously towels are not gonna work. Our tutor just gets us in the most embasasing positions to stretch and test muscles. Do our clients need to come in jogging pants ? and then take them off for the pre event masage or?
Would appreciate anyone answering me as my mind is working overtime here.

If client is too concerned about his modesty and do not want remove his/her cloth (underwear they keep of course) then I explain that this affect result of my work. Usually they prefer to have result esp if they in pain. But I had only 1 person who was too much worried about his modesty. I let him go. He came back in 2 weeks with more pain and more problems and was very much happy to undress. Problem was solved for 2 treatments within 1 week.

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If client is too concerned about his modesty and do not want remove his/her cloth (underwear they keep of course) then I explain that this affect result of my work. Usually they prefer to have result esp if they in pain. But I had only 1 person who was too much worried about his modesty. I let him go. He came back in 2 weeks with more pain and more problems and was very much happy to undress. Problem was solved for 2 treatments within 1 week.

In any way, I my clinic we have disposable cotton shorts and bras and all clients always happy to use them for the treatment. BUT, about 20% of people even take them home after the treatments ))))))))))

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