If this is your first experience with therapeutic massage you may have questions. This should give you an idea what a session is like.
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It is best to receive massage on an empty stomach or have eaten a very light meal. When you come in we'll have you fill out a health history form to help your therapist know which techniques are most appropriate for you. Then we'll talk about your needs and goals for the session and your therapist will leave you in private to get undressed and get on the table. Massage is best received fully undressed but you may leave on anything that makes you more comfortable. You will be covered with a sheet during the massage except for the area of the body the therapist working with.
Your therapist will re-enter the room when you're ready and make sure you're comfortable. At any time during your massage if you feel pain or don't like something please let the therapist know. A typical full body massage includes your back, legs, feet, arms, hands, abdomen, head, neck and face. You may decide to leave any part out if you would like more focus on another area, remembering it's best to incorporate the full body for optimum wellness.
Talking during the session is kept to a minimum, some techniques take a lot of concentration. We will always have time to talk before and after the massage.
Your therapist will greet you with some water, talk about how you feel, and will share what they found as they worked. Your therapist will go over any plans they have for you in future sessions at that time. Feel free to ask questions!
Drinking lots of water the day of and following your massage will help your body rid itself of toxins released during your massage.