Awww bless her! Funny thing.I had a lady that would chatter non stop through massages about how she can never relaxing, she’s always telling people she can’t relax, she’s so stiff and sore, how she’s so stressed, stress this stress that just can’t relax.......she can’t relax but it would go on and on until one day I said OK STOP TALKING, CLOSE YOUR MOUTH. CLOSE YOUR EYES. Keep them closed. Relax.
They can’t relax while jabbering on and sometimes you can’t relax until someone says relax or tells you how. She felt great after and she said ‘nobody has ever told me to shut up and relax before, I really needed it didn’t I?’ It works.
Like hearing the word welcome really makes you feel nice and wecome you visit instead of a hello.
‘Relax your arms’ should be enough before you start. But you could always start by simply holding hands. Use the time to really look at their hands before starting, like you normally would with a manicure, but stroke the forearm to hands firmly onto the table (with a good cushion under) and take a deep breath, apply gentle pressure, taking a moment together and letting out that breath slowly. You can tell them to do the breathing too. When they’ve sighed begin and it will be easier for both of you