If this is your first massage you may be curious about what to expect before, during, and after a typical massage.
It is best to not eat a large meal prior to your massage. Some people find that a warm shower or bath helps them relax in preparation for their massage.
Before you arrive, please take a moment to fill out the New Client Online Form. This will provide me with valuable information about your current and past health. Upon completion of the form, When you arrive, I will take you into the massage therapy room where I will do a verbal intake to determine your needs and goals for our session. At this time, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Then I will exit the room while you prepare to get on the table. You may disrobe as much or as little as you prefer. While some massages are more effective when performed directly on the skin, the decision regarding disrobing is entirely up to you. You may leave on all of your clothing if you like. I want you to feel perfectly comfortable during your treatment.
Once on the table, you can relax between the warm, flannel sheets and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. I will then reenter the room and adjust everything to your liking, including the lighting, music and room temperature.
As the massage begins it is your turn to simply relax and breathe gently. A full body massage typically includes the back, buttocks, legs, feet, arms, hands, abdomen, head, neck and face. When each area is worked on, the sheet is pulled back and then respectfully replaced. If there are areas of your body that you would prefer I not massage, please mention this to me. You do not have to offer an explanation for your decision.
When the massage ends, I will leave the room again while you get dressed. This is a time for you to reflect on how you are feeling and whether you sense a change from when you arrived. Please discuss any of these changes with me.
I am honored to work with you and I hope you will make massage a regular part of your health routine.