Our sessions are 50 minutes long, not including the intake form and exit conversation. Typically:
Client arrives 10-15 minutes early for appointment
Fill out contact information and health history form
Discuss specific needs or goals with the massage therapist. (Areas of aches, pain)
Practitioner leaves the room while client disrobes and lies under the sheet and blanket on the massage table
Practitioner returns to room, washes hands, and begins the massage
Half-way into massage the client will turn over on table with assistance from the therapist
Massage ends and practitioner exits room for client to redress
Observations are shared by both parties and goals and treatment plan is formulated for future sessions
Communicating with Your Massage Therapist
When arriving for the first appointment the massage therapist will ask you to complete a health history form. Be thorough and honest when answering questions on the form, some conditions may be contra-indicated for certain massage techniques. During this initial intake the massage therapist may also ask questions related to your stress levels, occupation and if you have any specific goals for the session.
During the massage your practitioner will use various strokes and techniques to help relax and relieve muscle tension. Inform your practioner if any area is too sore or needs deeper pressure or additional attention. If the pressure needs adjusting or if the music needs to be changed, please don't hesitate to communicate this to the practitioner. Your comfort is the goal.
Who Gives the Massage?
Commonly referred to as a massage therapist, this professional is specifically trained in massage therapy. The training may come from a massage school, or massage institute, or in the form of an apprenticeship with an experienced therapist. You can request to see certificates and appropriate licensing documents from your practitioner prior to your appointment.