Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before you begin your session, the therapist asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written permission from your doctor.
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period droopiness, some people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the therapist any questions or concerns you may have about your session. It is your massage and we want to make you comfortable and relaxed. During the massage, just relax and let us do all the work. Most people just close their eyes and completely relax or go to sleep. It is important however, to let the therapist know if the pressure is too much or more pressure is required. Typically, the therapist will make sure all is well within the first few minutes so they know what works best for you.
For a full body massage, the therapist will start with you face down on the table. Once you are comfortable, the therapist will uncover the back and massage the back, neck, shoulders, arms, recover and move to the legs and feet, recovering each leg when completed, and ending on the back. Then you will turn over and the therapist will work the neck and shoulders again, the arms, hands, legs and back to the neck.
Yes. All clients are draped during the session with only the area being worked on uncovered. Each area will be recovered, before moving on to the next area.
No. The therapist will leave the room after the initial consultation, so you can get undressed to your comfort level and get under the covers on the heated table.
Most massage sessions are traditionally performed with client unclothed; however, you will undress to your comfort level. You will be properly draped during the massage session.
Your massage session will take place in a comfortable, quiet room with soft music and lighting to help you relax. I use a body cushion on the table that puts the body in an anatomically correct position. This cushion allows the arms stay on the table instead of hanging over the sides. The body cushion is optional.
When you arrive, the receptionist will give you a Client Intake Form to fill out if you haven’t already done so. The therapist will then walk you to the massage room, explain proper draping technique, and discuss the areas on which you would like the therapist to focus. Your session will always be professional and respectful to ensure your modesty.