What to expect
During your session, our goal is to create an environment that feels safe and nurturing for you. This is your time, please let us know how we can help it be most beneficial for you.
When you arrive
Please arrive up to 5 minutes early. On your first visit you will be asked to fill out an intake form with basic personal health information. We will discuss your current health and bodywork needs and assess your goals for this work. When we are ready to begin your practitioner will leave you alone to disrobe and settle on the table, tucked beneath the linens. Your body will be draped at all times and only the area being worked will be exposed so you may remove all clothing or leave on underwear as you prefer.
Since massage is most effective when you are able to relax take this time to rest and let your therapist do the work. When movement is needed the therapist will provide it or ask you if they need your assistance. If you feel any discomfort or need deeper pressure please let us know so the therapist can find the right approach for you. Your body knows best! Relax, talk, ask questions, it is your session it is up to you.
After your treatment
People often feel deeply relaxed after a massage and sometimes even a bit dazed. Please keep this in mind and move slow, let your body acclimate. We encourage you to take it easy for the rest of the day. Deep tissue work may leave you a bit sore the next day or two. This is normal as your body heals the adjusted tissue. Extra water intake has been shown to help reduce this side effect as it helps the body to rinse away the "toxins" that are released from your soft tissues during a massage. Many people also enjoy taking a hot bath after their massage. This too has been shown to speed the healing process.
Please contact us any time if you have any questions or concerns about your treatment.