Your session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music is played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, you will be asked general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. Meaning you can keep your underwear on or take them off, if that makes you more comfortable. You will covered the entire session, only the area being worked on will be exposed.
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. you will either be gently moved or told what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.