I have found when I massage in my York based massage therapy practice, that the allocation of time during a massage can be very difficult to predict.
Clients will come with a variety of conditions that need treating. No two clients will present with identical conditions. Two clients may, for example, have a troublesome left shoulder. But the origin of the discomfort will invariably originate from a different area. I find that, with each client, I will have to massage a different area, to a different depth and often with a different massage style. Also, there may be other areas connected to the prime area of discomfort which need releasing. As such, I find that trying to allocate a fixed amount of time to each body part can be very restrictive, and often not allow the depth of treatment that is required. Consequently, it is something that I do not do.