What can I expect in a Massage?
Knowing what to expect at your first Massage Therapy session will ease any hesitation or anxiety that you may have. Before your sessions begins, the therapist will ask you to complete a two page intake form. The purpose of this confidential form is to maximize the safety and effectiveness of your massage. The form will provide the therapist with valuable information about your current health, history of injuries and areas of pain or tension. During the consultation, the therapist will ask you what you would like to focus on during your massage therapy session. Are you experiencing stress and want to feel relaxed…Do you have knots or tightening in your neck, shoulders…Having back pain? Are you a runner with sore calves and/or thighs? Depending on your needs and requests, the therapist will perform a customized massage therapy session based on your specific need; whether it's relaxation and stress reduction or to relive pain and tension. After the consultation the therapist will leave the room to give you privacy to undress to your level of comfort. You will then lay down on a heated table, under a sheet and blanket. The therapist will knock on the door before re-entering the room to ensure you are ready to begin your session. Before beginning the massage, the therapist will check to make sure you are comfortable by making any necessary adjustments to table temperature, leg bolsters, music and lighting to ensure an optimal and personalized experience for you. The table is very comfortable and is equip with a comfortable memory foam topper and soothing heating pad. The top sheet keeps you comfortably covered at all times. Only the part of the body that the therapist is working on is exposed. The therapist will check in with you throughout the session to ensure that they are comfortable and that they are offering you your preferred amount of pressure. The therapist will incorporate massage techniques based on your specific goals for the session as well as your specific needs to optimize results. Aromatherapy and hot towels will gently assist in relaxation, relieving tension and pain relief.
Once the session is complete, the therapist will thank you and will leave the room to allow you time to get dressed. Once you are ready, the therapist will bring you a glass of water and will talk to you about your session, offering feedback and suggestions based on the session.
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