Before heading to your appointment, our massage therapists recommend you take a quick shower in preparation for your massage. This not only allows for clean skin to better absorb oils or lotions that your massage therapist may employ but also can help calm your central nervous system and prime your body to achieve maximum relaxation.
Discussion and Dialog
Right before your massage session starts, we recommend having a brief check in period with your massage therapist to discuss how you are feeling. Points that should be communicated include any specific health issues or injuries that you are looking for help with. This is an important part of giving your massage therapist the right information so your massage session can be tailored to address your individual needs. Also, during your session, it’s important to communicate with your therapist. If the pressure is not enough or too much, let the therapist know. Ask the therapist to show you what a lighter or deeper touch feels like. This way, you get the best session for your mind and body and your massage will deliver the results you want!
Articles of Clothing
We recommend that you wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes to your appointment. After a relaxing massage, no one wants to put back on something that is uncomfortable! For your massage itself, it is completely up to you on how many articles of clothing you want to keep on or take off. We suggest dressing to your comfort level. The most important thing is your well-being.
Other than the occasional check in on pressure and other information pertaining to your massage, don’t feel obligated to carry a conversation with your massage therapist. If it makes you more comfortable to make small talk throughout your session, you may. However, your massage session is about you and if you prefer to zone out and find a calm mental space, do so. It is a compliment to the therapist if you fall asleep, they know your body is getting the relaxation it needs.
After Your Session
Your therapist will discuss your session with you. Often they will give you some self-care tips to keep you feeling your best. They will recommend a return visit. Monthly massage is very advantageous for your mental and physical well-being. Sometimes weekly concurrent sessions can help one get ahead of a problem, so maintenance is only required to keep your body in tip top shape. And remember to drink water after a massage – if offers so many post massage benefits.
If you have any additional questions about what you can expect when you walk in our studio for a massage, feel free to give us a call and ask. We’re here to help set you up for the best experience possible!