F A Q
WHAT WILL MY FIRST SESSION BE LIKE?
You can expect your session to be tailored to meet your needs. I do request you complete an intake form regarding your medical history, past or present injuries or other physical conditions that I should be aware of prior to your massage.
We will begin your session with a review of your intake form, where we can discuss your information, including current conditions that might affect treatment, or if there is a specific area or issue that I should address.
After our consultation, I will instruct you on how to position yourself on the table, depending on your needs and areas of focus. Most clients prefer to completely disrobe for the massage as it provides for smooth, uninterrupted bodywork. During your session, only the area of your body being worked on will be undraped.
I will ask you for feedback during the massage so that we can adjust techniques or pressure to your level of comfort. Communication is key during your session. Because meeting your goals and your satisfaction are my main priority, I ask that you be open and honest if anything needs to be altered to meet your needs.
Your feedback after the massage is extremely important to establish how we can improve future sessions.This ensures that you not only receive the bodywork you need, but that each session also meets your goals. After your massage, I will discuss anything I've noticed, and encourage you to share what you experienced.
HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION BE?
The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately 60 minutes; if you are scheduled for a sixty-minute session, you'll receive a full hour of hands on bodywork. A 30 minute appointment only allows time for a specific area, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many clients prefer a 60 to 90-minute session so we can address the full body. I schedule my clients to allow time for a short consultation, a complete hands on session for the duration of your choice, and a few minutes after your massage so we can discuss the session, and I can make any recommendations for future sessions.
ARE THERE TIMES I SHOULDN'T HAVE MASSAGE?
It's not a good idea to schedule a massage appointment if you are experiencing any of the following:
You have a fever.
You were recently involved in an accident or have acute pain (sharp pain with sudden onset within 24 hours of your appointment).
You are dizzy or nauseated.
You are bruised or have wounds, rashes, or severe sunburn.
If you have any concerns please feel free to contact me before your appointment to discuss them. Sometimes things that may seem small can be irritated by a bodywork session.
CAN I TALK DURING MY SESSION?
Of course! I prefer to let my clients lead any conversation, except when I ask for feedback. In many instances, my clients feel more comfortable talking during our sessions together, while some clients prefer the environment to be as quiet as possible. I do ask for open communication during the massage-it's key to providing you with the best session possible.