What to expect
When You Arrive:
Once you arrive at the The Massage Spot I will ask you to fill out a Client intake form. The client intake form is where you record any medical history, past/present injuries, any allergies you may have to lotions and oils or any other physical conditions I should be made aware of. I will review the Client intake form with you and ask about the reason(s) 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.
Plan Ahead: It's helpful to arrive 10 minutes early for your appointment. This will give you time to complete your paperwork and take a few minutes to relax and unwind.
Starting Your Session:
I will then take you to a peaceful room where a comfortable massage table dressed with a warming blanket and crisp clean sheets await. A small shelf for your personal belongings and a chair are also provided for your use. I will leave the room and wait outside while you disrobe to your level of comfort. The massage etiquette varies for clients. 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. I will give you a few minutes before I come back in. You will always be draped with the top sheet during your massage session. The etiquette your massage therapist will follow is to only uncover the part of the body they are working on, ensuring that your modesty is respected at all times. You can expect a tranquil and comfortable environment during your massage. The massage table is padded and a heated blanket is placed beneath the sheet, which you can have adjusted to your preference. There will be relaxing music playing, unless you request otherwise.
Sound Advice: Some people like to talk during a massage. Some prefer to relax without conversation. Do what feels best. I'll follow your lead.
During Your Massage:
Before beginning the session, I will ask you to alert me if, at any time during the session, a technique or stroke they are using is uncomfortable. Depending on your specific needs or requests, I will either perform a customized full-body massage (for general relaxation and stress reduction) or focus on the specific parts of your body that you have requested. I use only the highest quality hypoallergenic massage creams and lotions for your massage.
Communicate:This is your customized massage. If you have feedback on pressure, room temperature, lighting… let me know.
Following your Massage:
Once your massage therapy session is complete, I will leave the room so you may re-dress. I will wait outside the room for you and then you may return to the front desk when you're ready. My massage therapy sessions vary from 1/2-hour to
1 ½-hour. Each session includes a 5 minute pre-interview and 5 minutes at the end for you to re-dress. I look forward to seeing you for your next visit!
Hydrate: Water flushes out the acid that was released during your massage while rehydrating your muscles and reducing potential soreness.