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Your First Massage

I will have you fill out a couple of forms when you come in for your first massage.  You can save a few minutes and follow the links to complete a Medical History Form and the Informed Consent Form.

At the beginning of each visit, you will be asked how you are feeling and if there are any specific areas of pain or tightness.  On your first visit you might be asked about the reasons you are getting a massage, current physical condition, medical history, life style and stress level, experiences with specific areas of pain, and whether there is any specific need you want addressed during the massage therapy session. First, I want to ensure there are not any medical conditions that would prohibit a massage. Second, I want to share our expectations and goals for the session. Third, the information you provide helps me determine what techniques to use and how to structure the session.

Next, you will be asked to remove your clothing. I will leave the room to provide privacy while you undress. You should take off only as much as you are comfortable removing. A sheet is provided for draping during the massage. I will uncover only the part of the body being massaged, insuring that modesty is respected at all times. You should also remove any jewelry or other articles that might interfere with the massage.

Expect a peaceful and comfortable environment for the massage. I may play music during the massage. If you don’t like music playing, ask me to change the music or turn the music off.

I will use oil, cream or lotion, which reduces drag on the skin while performing the massage strokes. If you have any allergies be sure to tell me so we both can make sure the ingredients do not bother you.

Depending on your needs, I will massage either the full body or only specific areas that need attention. For example, general relaxation or stress reduction sessions usually include all the major areas of the body, while a session for a localized injury, pain, or tightness will be focused on a specific area. It is possible to spend most of an entire session on only one area. If there is anything that does not feel comfortable or right or you do not like, please let me know and I will stop.

After the massage is finished, you will once again be provided with privacy in order to get dressed. After your session has ended, please feel free to ask any questions you have.

An exception to the above description would be a chair massage. In this case, you sit in a specially designed massage chair. The chair supports the front of the body, which allows access to most of the body. You remain clothed and oil or lotion is not used. Chair massage sessions are usually shorter sessions that typically run from 10 to 30 minutes. Since the chairs are highly portable, chair massage can take place in a variety of settings, including the workplace.

Please let me know in advance if you need to cancel your appointment. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy.