Understanding massage client relationships will help you in building your massage business just as much as any marketing plan or website.In learning about client relationships and learning to develop them you will be learning about yourself and your own needs -personal and business needs.
Most massage therapists also are challenged by their helping complex and find themselves wanting to be giving advice to clients.
Learning about the process of transference and counter-transference will be an ongoing part of your massage business.
It is helpful to get support in the form of supervision to help you in your career choices.
Each situation will be different and can have a different answer.
Because massage clients come to massage therapists in a vulnerable state being in pain or under stress and also because they are in some state of undress under sheets lying on your massage table it creates a special dynamic called the therapeutic relationship.
It creates a sort of victim mentality and can interfere with healing or getting better.