Does anyone else experience this. You work on a new or beloved regular client and have a particularly great session. You know what I mean? The energy transfer is so free flowing. It is hard to delineate where your contact ends and they begin? It is transcendent and the music is flowing and the aromatherapy is perfect. Then the session is over. You meet them in the outer office and offer water and the usual good bye routine. It is almost awkward. Like running into an old boyfriend. The spiritual intimacy that can occur during a massage is quite powerful. The clients are almost embarrassed to meet eye to eye afterward and shuffle a bit. Please tell me that I am not the only one to experience this!!! It is though we have both shared the soft underbelly of our existence and now are back to acquaintances! I know physicians that experience this and some just keep a very sterile distance and others close the gap more in compassion, but not too familiar. This experience seems to have amped up since my Reiki training and I am even more aware and focused on the energy transfer. Some people are very receptive and others are closed and 'stoney". I am not quite sure how to ease the discomfort the client experiences. I can sense it and am ambivalent on how to transition there. I don't ever want to come across as overly caring (you know what I mean) and yet don't want to be cold either. I don't want to be misconstrued either way! I am thinking of some sort of 'decompression'. Perhaps setting up a more private 'recovery' area just outside my treatment room, where we can sit and chat while they get their bearings back? Any thoughts are welcome.