NEW CLIENT INFORMATION
Thank you for choosing us for your therapeutic needs. We know there are many wonderful therapists to chose from so we are delighted you picked us.
Below you will find information about what to expect during your session, as well as our company policies. Please be sure to read in its entirety.
What to expect on your first visit:
We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and asked to fill out an intake form unless you have completed this step online. This is where you record your contact information, past/present injuries and other physical conditions we should be made aware of. Your massage therapist will then take you to a treatment room to review the intake form with you, inquiring about the reasons you are coming in for a massage, your current physical condition and any specific areas in which you are experiencing pain or would like to address during your massage. This will help determine the type of massage that is best for you.
The treatment room is equipped with a comfortable massage table that includes a blanket and clean sheets. After your consultation, your massage therapist will leave the room while you disrobe to your level of comfort. Please wait for your massage therapist to completely leave the room before you begin to disrobe. Please remember to remove all jewelry. Some clients prefer to completely disrobe, while some will remain partially clothed. Either option is fine. Once disrobed, you will lie on the massage table, under the top sheet and blanket. The therapist will knock on the door before entering the room.
Your modesty will be respected at all times! The massage therapist will only uncover the part of the body they are working on, ensuring you feel completely comfortable and safe during your massage. For most techniques, the therapist will use lotion or cream. If you have any allergies to nuts or oils, please let the therapist know.
During your massage:
The massage table is padded and a heating blanket is placed beneath the sheet, which you can have adjusted to your preference. There is usually soft music and dim lighting to enhance the relaxing experience. An additional blanket or pillows are available at your request. Communicate with the therapist about anything that is uncomfortable: such as too much pressure, pain, cold room, table heater too warm, etc. Do not feel obligated to carry on a conversation while getting a massage – you are free to talk or not during a massage. Its all up to you.
Remember this is YOUR treatment. If you have a preference to the temperature of the room, the type of music being played, the pressure being used, or the amount of chit-chat during your session, please do not hesitate to let your therapist know.
After your massage:
After your massage you may notice profound changes in your body and mind. Here are some things that have helped many people get the most from their massage:
Drink extra water. During a massage circulation is improved, which helps flush irritating waste products from stressed muscles and other tissues. Drinking water aids the functioning of the whole body including the circulation and the kidneys, which are both involved with relieving the body of waste products. Drinking extra water also seems to help reduce soreness and fatigue after a massage.
If the focus of your massage is on a particular injury or body part, remember to stretch, ice, or apply heat to that area with the advice of your massage therapist. Or, you may want to do some gentle movement, such as walking, sometime in the hours after your massage to mildly encourage your muscles to work in a balanced and efficient way.
People sometimes experience some soreness for 24 hours or so after a massage. If you do feel sore or think that you might be, stretch gently in a hot shower or take a warm bath with Epsom salts. And remember to tell your massage therapist about your experience so it can be taken into consideration in your next session