As the client, you control the massage. You can decide if you want to talk or not to talk. Many clients talk during the initial stages of massage. It can help them to release the frustration of the day and relax or feel more comfortable with a stranger touching their bodies, but as the massage progresses, they tend to slip into a relaxed state and occasionally even fall asleep. As the client, you should also not be afraid to speak up if anything makes you uncomfortable: if it is too cold or hot or if you prefer a deeper or lighter pressure.