Many people complain that they have been to therapists who feel the need to share their life story during their first massage. They were seeking relaxation and the therapist wanted to talk. What do you do in this situation?
If you want to relax, please don't start a conversation. The therapist will respect your silence and desire for relaxation. You are under no obligation to talk, only to enjoy your massage!
If your massage session is clinically oriented, there may be need for some conversation, concerning pressure, symptoms, and ongoing results or lack thereof. However, if you would still like to relax as much as possible, do not start a conversation. The therapist will ask only questions pertinent to the treatment, and remain silent the rest of the time.
Some people welcome the distraction of conversation and that is okay too. Others are just talkative. You may find you want to talk awhile, then want to relax. The therapist will try to pick up on that, but if she does not, please speak up and let her know you would like to relax now.