What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will review the health history form with you. She will discuss any conditions that need to be addressed and determine what type of massage is appropriate for you.
Where will my massage take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a comfortable, quiet, private room. Soft music may be played to help you relax.
How long will a massage treatment last?
The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. However, we offer 30, 60, 90 and 120 minute massages. Talk with your therapist when you book your appointment to determine how long of a session will be needed to accomplish your goals.
What do I wear during the massage?
Your massage therapist will leave the room and wait outside while you disrobe to your level of comfort. Some clients prefer to completely disrobe, while some will remain partially clothed. Either option is fine. Once disrobed, you will lie on the massage table, under the top sheet. Your massage therapist will give you a few minutes for this process and will knock on the door to ask if you are ready before entering your room.
Is a massage always appropriate?
No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That's why it is necessary to fill out the health history form before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. 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 recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a written recommendation or approval from your doctor.