What can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?
On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your therapist will go over your health history form with you to determine your treatment needs and goals.
Must I undress for my massage?
Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. You may need to undress for therapy. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable.
What if I am uncomfortable with my body?
It is possible to work on a client who is dressed. So just let your therapist know your comfort level.
Does the gender of the massage therapist make a difference? This is an issue of personal preference.
I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?
It is important to let your massage therapist know (this should be asked on the health history form you will asked to fill out on your first visit). Massage therapy is not recommended for people who suffer from hemophilia.
Am I expected to talk during the massage?
If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning of the treatment. The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.
After my appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?
It is important to drink lots of water after your massage and stay well hydrated. Also, it is recommended to not partake in rigorous physical exercise immediately following your session.