1. What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit? Your
massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general
questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and to determine
if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition,
and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
will my massage session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable,
quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
3. What do I wear during the massage?
Depending on the primary technique
your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress completely. However,
you may choose to wear underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with
a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on. You may be askd to bring a pair of shorts.
How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience
freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling
slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for
days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following
your massage. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that encourages the release of toxins that may
have been stirred up from the massage treatment.
Should I tip and if so, what’s customary?
A gratuity is a good way to acknowledge your therapist and
express your appreciation if you are happy with the service. As with the rest of the service industry, gratuities are
typically between 15-25%