Preliminary Information

What Our Clients Have to Say

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your 1st appointment to fill out paperwork.
  • Your preliminary questionnaire is used to determine your overall health, and your wellness goals.
  • Your Massage Therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome.
  • This information will help the Massage Therapist to structure the session to your individual needs to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Privacy

  • Before your massage, you'll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort.
  • Your therapist will leave the room while you undress. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing.
  • The Massage Table has a fitted sheet, flat sheet and covering on face cradle.  Lie down on the massage table face down, between flat and fitted sheet.  Then simply pull fitted sheet back up to cover yourself and rest your head in face cradle.
  • Your Massage Therapist will knock on the door before entering again.
  • Your Massage Therapist will always keep you well cover by draping sheet on areas of the body that are not being worked on at that moment.
  • If you feel uncomfortable at any time of the session let your therapist know. The goal is to feel relaxed and at ease.

Environment

  • Massage therapist often use either an oil, cream or lotion. If you are allergic to these, please tell therapist prior to bodywork.
  • Gliding strokes will be used initially to apply lotion. Then the pressure will increase and that level of intensity is decided by you.
  • Sessions can last between 60-120 minutes depending on what you have selected.
  • If you are receiving Hot Stone Massage, make sure you are comfortable with the temperature of the stones.
  • Depending on your needs, the massage therapist will massage either the full body (except private areas) or only will focus more on specific areas that need attention. (Sore muscles, etc.)
  • After the massage, the Massage Therapist will allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy. I always offer a bottle of water to clients as well. Keeping well hydrated with water is an excellent habit both pre and post massage.  H2O does a body good!
  • Tips are appreciated but are not required.

Follow Up

  • The benefits of massage are vast, so work with your Massage Therapist to customize a plan to meet your health and wellness goals.
  • I suggest at least twice a month to receive massage therapy but this decision is yours to make

Your Massage Therapy Session

Massage Therapy is to only be used as a Therapeutic Touch.

It is in no sense to be considered Sexual. Any inappropriate talk or actions by a client during a session will cause the session to be terminated immediately and that client will not be able to schedule for any future therapy with me.

  • Typically there will be light music playing in the background.
  • Feel free to talk to your therapist during the session, especially when giving feedback on pressure.
  • Lighting is dimmed in such a manner to induce relaxation and not seem like a clinical visit.
  • Temperature is set to be comfortable to both the therapist and client. You can request extra sheets.
  • The massage table is padded, and may have extra attachments or cushions, such as a face cradle, which allows you to lie face down without turning your head or neck.

PLEASE BE AWARE

What to Expect at Your Massage Session