Frequently Asked Questions
Eat a light meal prior to your session. Avoid heavy greasy meals. Do not take aspirin, pain killers, or alcohol on the day of your appointment.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. This will give you a chance to unwind and ensure that you start your appointment on time. If you arrive in a rushed and frenzied state, it will take your body longer to relax, and you won't recieve the maximum benefit of your session.
YOUR FIRST SESSION
First time clients will be asked to complete a medical history form upon arriving.
WHAT TO WEAR
For massage, you may dress down to your level of comfort; however, the more clothing you have on, the less soft tissue I will be able to affect. Trying to access muscles through layers of clothing, can limit the results of your massage session. Keep in mind that the only area of the body that is exposed, is the area that is being worked on. Draping (the use of sheets to cover the body) is always used & your comfort level is always respected. For energy techniques, please wear comfortable clothing and bring socks.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR MASSAGE SESSION
A sheet and blanket are always provided for massage sessions to respect your modesty and to maintain professionalism.
Touch can be as light or deep as you feel necessary. It is the responsiblity of the client to communicate to the therapist if they would like the pressure adjusted throughout the session.
You may choose to have a full body session or a more focused session, depending on your needs at the time.
Breathe! Slow and steady breathing is an important factor in relaxation. So keep in mind...the more talking you do, the less steady your breathing will be.
The following sometimes occurs during massage. They are normal responses to relaxation. Trust your body to express what it needs to: need to move or change position, sighing, yawning, change in breathing, stomach gurgling, emotional feelings and/or expression, movement of intestinal gas, energy shifts, falling asleep & memories.
AFTER YOUR MASSAGE SESSION
Be sure to allow some quiet time after your session. Give your body some time to adjust to the work that was done.
Drink extra water after your massage to hydrate yourself. Manipulation of muscles and skin will release toxins that your body has stored up. The extra water will help flush these out of your system.
Schedule your next massage.
Many new clients ask about tipping. Although not necessary, tips are appreciated, appropriate and are up to the individual client.
As a client you have the RIGHT to:
- A clean,safe, comfortable and professional environment.
- To stop a treatment at any time, for any reason.
- Be treated with consideration, dignity and respect.
As a client you have the RESPONSIBILITY to:
- Communicate your preferences, expectations and concerns.
- Communicate complete and accurate health information and reasons for your visit.
- To treat staff and other guests with courtesy and respect.
- Not wear perfume or scented body lotion in consideration of other clients.