What to expect at your massage
When you arrive at the office for your massage, I’ll have a brief intake form for you to complete. We’ll talk about why you’re coming in for a massage and what you your goals are for the session. Are you having pain or need to relax? Would you like more than one modality, like a massage and CranioSacral Therapy combination?
Once we have finished the intake, I’ll leave the room so you may undress, get on the massage table, and get comfortable under the draping sheet & blanket.
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, what you wear it is entirely up to you. Simply put: bottom undergarment can be left on or taken off. You will be properly draped throughout the massage. For a session that is only CranioSacral Therapy you will remain clothed but take off your shoes.
Depending on the issues we’re planning to address, I may start the massage on your face, neck and shoulders, or maybe on your back. While I have scented essential oils, I will never use them without your prior permission.
During the massage
It’s great if you can let your body relax and sink into the table. If I need to move your arms or legs, etc, I’ll do the work! This takes practice.
It’s really important for you to tell me if any massage techniques I use cause pain. Pain is not okay. There may be a certain level of discomfort and ‘good ache’ if we’re working on a problem area. It’s important that you tell me about that, too, so we can tailor the massage to be most effective without causing injury.
I’ll check in with you as we go, but please speak up if you become too warm or too cool, if you are not comfortable on the table, or need another pillow, or if you just hate the music!
After the massage
You should expect to feel mellow and relaxed after your massage. If we addressed pain issues, you may immediately feel a reduction in pain, or it may take a day or two before you feel that relief. If you are ever very sore following a massage, (it’s rare, but it can happen) please call me so we can discuss the best course of action, and so that I can make notes to adjust your next massage.
I hope you enjoy your massage! You can schedule online here anytime.