What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
You will need to fill out a health history form online (link to intake/health history form). The therapist will ask you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you.. Therapeutic massage involves the manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body it can prevent and relieve pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; helping to promote health and wellness.
Where will my massage session take place?
If you choose a mobile session massage session will take place in the comfort of your own home in a room of your choosing. All the equipment needed for your massage will be brought to you.
How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. Toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage; it is strongly recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
What do I wear during the massage?
For a full body massage, most people undress completely. However, you may choose to wear underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.
How will a massage feel?
We will start with Swedish strokes, which is often the baseline for many practitioners. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.
Will the massage oils used make me break-out?
We primarily use Shea or almond oil which are 100% natural and absorbed by the skin but if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion please bring it to the therapist's attention as we have an assortment of oils and lotions available.