What to Expect from Massage
If you have never had a massage or even if you have, it's important
to know what to expect when you are coming in for your first appointment.
First and most importantly, I want you to know that I give my all to each
and every person and I approach each session with new eyes and the goal of
helping to assist you to your highest level of health and wellness.
After the initial conversation and scheduling of your appointment, I will
see you in one of my offices or at your home and offer you a one page intake
form. After this is filled out we will have a short talk about the issues
you may be having as well as any restrictions or pains you experience throughout
I like to hear about any surgeries or illnesses so that I may better adapt
the session just for you and be made aware of any contraindications (places
we may not be able to utilize massage therapy).
My table is comfortable and I usually
ask you to begin face down. You may undress to whatever level is
comfortable for you.
I use a lotion that is hypo-allergenic and you will be draped with a cotton
sheet. I may or may not use a pillow for under your ankles, depending on
We begin with some deep breathing to settle into the session and to help
relax your muscles.
After a few minutes I palpate your muscles in an effort to see where we may
need to pay more attention and work in a more focused manner.
I ask that you communicate if at any time the pressure is too deep or too
light or uncomfortable in any way. As this is your session and it is of the
highest importance that you feel comfortable.
I may see fit to work deeper in order to assist in the release of adhesions
and restrictions, but this may not be comfortable for you... and this is
more important, so I ask for you to relate anything that makes you less than
at ease; e.g., the temperature of the room, the music selections, etc.
Additionally it is fine for you to ask for more work in one area if that
is what you would like.
After the session is over I leave the room and at that time you can get dressed
and we will meet outside and handle payments and make a new appointment.
We can discuss any relevant details regarding your sessions and if something
comes up later you are always welcome to call.
The day following the session it is common to be sore, especially when
we work deeper . Do not worry about this, it will disappear within a day
and leave you feeling more flexible and restriction free!
Remember to drink water and rest immediately following the session, even
if only for ten minutes.
It is common for many changes to occur when you begin getting consistent
attention through these sessions, so take time out to journal and make note
of these positive changes by sharing them with friends and family and giving
I truly believe in Massage Therapy and its ability to help on the path to
a more flexible, pain free and joyful life.
I think that once you begin getting regular Massage you will, too! I
look forward to working with you!