Strategies and Techniques For Handling Resistant or Reluctant Clients


I have learned that no matter how good a healer or chair massage therapist you may be some clients won’t follow direction.  Our company – The New York Chair Massage Company – has dealt with this issue for years. Among the key Strategies and Techniques for handling resistant or reluctant clients is through mastering the art of influence. Influence is a general term used to describe any event or process where one entity (be it a person, corporation, government, religion, media organization, etc) can change either directly or indirectly another entity’s thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Where there is power, change is precipitated. With human beings, this change will generally take place concerning a belief, an attitude, the possession of physical wealth, and/or the use of influence in its various forms.

Many theories, techniques, and tips can be used to create influence. Most of these affect us through our ways of thinking and emotions. In fact, there is a deep link between how we think and how we feel. Mark Salem, a noted entertainer, and mentalist, stated in a 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace, “For every thought, there is a physical reaction.” Salem and many other noted mentalists have the uncanny ability to sense what a person will say or do, and at times even influence what they will say or do by reading hundreds of small signs, known as “cues.” In a stage show, Salem and his peers can perform what I like to call “slight of mind tricks,” it is as if they can read the future or know what a person is thinking. What we are actually doing is watching a Master of Influence at work. Like the Don Juan pick up artist who can capture the heart of a woman by saying or doing a certain thing in a certain way, or a powerful Evangelist, like Billy Graham, who can get a church group jumping with a brilliant sermon, these stage entertainers have an understanding of why influence plays an important role for all of us in society, no matter who we are.


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Today’s stress management blog is supported by a grant from Events  Chair Massage – –  a company that offers Corporate Chair Massage and Stress Management Services to meeting planner, event planners, party planners and HR for Trade show booths throughout the United States.



Below is a chair massage demo that shows techniques our corporate chair massage therapists use to massage their clients’ upper back, shoulders, and neck — using elbows and forearms, with minimal use of the thumbs.


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