We are happy to answer all of your questions and concerns that you may have.
Plan to arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment. Help yourself to water or tea and have a seat in our waiting area. Your therapist will greet you shortly. If you have not filled out the online intake form we will have a short paper form for you to complete. Your therapist will go over your intake with you. Here we will discuss your expectations for massage, how you are feeling at the time, your health history, and anything else of importance. There may be postural assessment at this time.
The massage table is heated and can be adjusted to your comfort level. There are breast recesses in the table to allow for those with larger breasts to have a neutral spine position while lying prone. Your therapist will leave the room and you will dress down to where you feel most comfortable and settle into the massage table under the sheet and blankets. The therapist will keep you modestly draped throughout the massage and will only expose the areas they are working on. If you like, they can work over the blanket or you may remain clothed.
The therapist will check in with you throughout the massage. It is important that you communicate any pain or discomfort throughout your session. They will start with a lighter pressure to warm the tissue and encourage the body to accept the work. As they work, their pressure will become deeper and more focused. Your therapist will guide you to breathe and receive the work as your massage continues. They may introduce heat packs, warm towels, essential oils, healing liniments and salves, and cupping or gua sha to your session.
At the close of your session, the therapist will again leave the room and allow you time to slowly get off of the table and get dressed. They will then return and check in with how you are feeling following the session. They will also encourage you to drink water immediately and hydrate throughout the rest of the day. You should expect to take it easy the rest of the day as your body adjusts and settles into the work it has received. You may also be given advice for self care such as stretches, postural changes, or helpful products to extend the results of the massage at home.
Your session length reflects hands on time for massage. We allow for plenty of time between clients so that there is no pressure to hurry through the above process.
Payment will be accepted at the end of the session. We accept payments of cash, check, or credit card. We also accepts some insurance and motor vehicle accident insurance. Please check with us prior to your appointment if you are billing insurance.