What can I expect for my first massage?
You will be required to fill out a Client Intake Form prior to your appointment. Once you come in, we will have a brief discussion about your medical history and any painful areas of concern. This will allow us to create a personalized session tailored just for your body. The therapist will then leave the room giving you a few minutes of peace and privacy to undress to your level of comfort before lying on the massage table. Your therapist will knock on the door before entering the room. You will be draped in sheets for the entire session. The sheet is adjusted to expose only the areas of the body being worked. Once the session begins, we encourage you to communicate with us regarding comfort and pressure. This is your time to relax and be comfortable.
Do I need to be completely undressed?
Clients should undress to their level of comfort for the massage. While many people undress fully, wearing of underwear, bras, shorts, t-shirts, or the like is perfectly acceptable. Ladies, please be aware that if you are wearing a bra, the therapist may ask to unhook it to more completely and effectively work on your back. You will be draped with a sheet for privacy for the duration the massage.
Will it hurt?
A rule of thumb about pressure is that it should feel like “good” pain. It shouldn’t be an agonizing experience. The same rule applies even for a deep tissue massage. Getting beyond that point, where the pressure becomes really painful, can sometimes damage your muscles rather than help them relax. We encourage you to communicate with us about pressure so we can provide you with both an enjoyable and beneficial experience.