you haven’t had much experience with massage therapy,
you might be wondering what to expect.
Here we’ll give you an idea of what takes place during
a therapeutic massage session. We can explain everything
except how great you’ll feel after your massage.
believe everyone should be able to take advantage of the
wonderful therapeutic and stress relieving benefits of
massage therapy. We are committed to ensuring that
every time you visit us, you enjoy a caring and healing
experience provided by Karen, a professional massage
therapist. We thought it would be helpful for you to
know what to expect on your first visit.
for a massage is easy: Most importantly, get yourself in
a relaxed state of mind. Though some people suggest
drinking water before a massage -- a vigorous massage
moves around the toxins and water flushes them from the
body -- save your water intake for after the session and
drink several glasses.
you arrive, you'll be greeted and asked to fill out a
Client Intake Form. The Client Intake Form is where you
record any medical history, past/present injuries and
other physical conditions we should be made aware of.
will greet you and review the Client Intake Form with
you. She will inquire about the reason (s) you are coming
for a massage, your current physical condition and any
specific areas in which you are experiencing pain or
would like addressed during your massage. Talk
to your massage therapist about what kind of work you
want done and mention any specific areas you'd like to
will then be taken to a comfortable, spa-like treatment
room where a comfortable massage table dressed with a
warming blanket and crisp clean sheets awaits. A
small shelf for your personal belongings and a chair are
also provided for your use.
massage therapist will leave the room and wait outside
while you disrobe to your level of comfort. Some clients
prefer to completely disrobe, while some will remain
partially clothed. Once disrobed, you will lie on the
massage table, under the top sheet. Your massage
therapist will give you a few minutes for this process
and will knock on the door to ask if you are ready
before entering your room.
will always be draped with the top sheet during your
massage session and an additional blanket is available
at your request. Your massage therapist will only
uncover the part of the body they are working on,
ensuring that your modesty is respected at all times.
can expect a tranquil and comfortable environment during
your massage. The massage table is heated and padded and
will be adjusted
to your preference. There will be relaxing music
playing, unless you request otherwise, and the room
should be quiet, with
no outside distractions.
beginning the session, you will be asked to alert her
any time during the session, a technique or
stroke they are using
is uncomfortable. Depending on
your specific needs or requests, Karen will either
perform a full-body massage (for general relaxation and
stress reduction) or focus on the specific parts of your
body that you have requested. We use only the highest
quality hypo-allergenic massage creams and lotions
during your treatment.
your massage therapy session is completed, your
therapist will leave the room so you may re-dress. Your
therapist will wait outside the room for you, and then
take you back to the front area.
massage therapy sessions are one hour in length. This includes a 5 minute pre-interview,
60 minutes of
hands-on time and 5 minutes at the end for you to
on the kind of massage you've received, your body
feel a variety of different ways after a session. You might feel completely relaxed
and energized from a traditional
Swedish massage or you may even feel like you need a
a good idea to drink water after a massage, because a
successful session will loosen many toxins in your body
and water can help eliminate them.
if you've had deep-tissue work or had a particular part
of the body worked on extensively, you may want to take
a mild pain reliever in order to prevent inflammation
and soreness that can accompany a vigorous muscle
look forward to seeing you on your next visit, and
any questions you may have will gladly be answered.
Contact Karen Today!
828.758.2584 or 828.850.9422
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