- Complete the form prior the scheduled session (should obtain any relevant and medical or test reports regarding your test condition)
- Avoid wearing jewelry that will be time consuming to remove
- No perfumes or cologne, nothing scented
- Avoid heavy eating for two hours prior to treatment
- Make sure to have proper fluid intake the before the massage
- Caffeine and alcohol intake should be avoided
- Take note of any changes since the last visit (change of medications, level of pain and stiffness)
- Notify us ahead of time if there are contraindication such as inflammation, severe pain, open cuts, bruises, burns, headache, skin rash, sun burn, fever, cold, flu or diarrhea.
Before - All Clients Will Need to Fill Out Specific Forms
First Visit For Relaxation / De-Stress form of Massage Therapy
- Your medical history will be discussed with the Massage Therapist.
- You will be asked if you have a particular area that you would like the therapist to concentrate on, such as your lower back.
Massage Therapy for a Specific Condition
- Medical history will be thoroughly discussed in addition to current medications, the reason for seeking massage therapy.
- Insurance information will be taken, if applicable.
- A Range of Motion Evaluation will be done if necessary.
- An individual, personalized treatment plan will be created.
During Individual Sessions
- We will discuss your progress, how you are feeling and how you’ve been since our last session.
- You will relax on the table, covered with a fresh sheet and blanket and will be warmly draped at all times, except for the area being worked on. If at any point you are uncomfortable, please let the therapist know.
- The temperature in the room, the lights and the noise level should all be pleasant.
- The massage should feel comfortable at all times. The work will always be within your comfort level. However, if it is Deep Tissue or trigger point work, and the therapist feels it may cause some discomfort, you will be advised ahead of time.
- If the therapist feels it is necessary to discuss her/his findings during the massage, she/he will, otherwise we can discuss it afterwards.
- Please keep in mind that muscles can sometimes be like minds, “difficult to read.“ We will try our best, but ultimately you know what feels good and what doesn’t. If you even think the therapist is getting close to making you uncomfortable, let her/him know.
- The therapist will leave the room after the massage so that you may change in private. It is very important that you get up slowly and take your time. Sometimes massage can cause a little light- headedness. Re-orient yourself. We will then discuss your session and follow-up care, as well as discussing your treatment plan.
During Couples and Spa Party Sessions
- Medical history will be thoroughly discussed in addition to current medications, the reason for seeking You will relax on the table, covered with a fresh sheet and blanket. If at any point you are uncomfortable, please let the therapist know.
- You will be warmly draped at all times, except for the area being worked on.
- The massage should feel comfortable at all times. The work will always be within your comfort level.
- Specific Areas are not addressed during these sessions. Our signature relaxation massage is very similar for each person. You will however be able to ask for more depth during the session. Otherwise, there is no talking or discussions during the session so that neither person is disturbed. If specific areas of concern need to be addressed, we suggest separate rooms.
- The therapist will leave the room after the massage so that you may change in private. It is very important that you get up slowly and take your time. Sometimes massage can cause a little light- headedness. Re-orient yourself.
- It is suggested to drink extra fluids that do not contain caffeine or alcohol. This will help prolong the effects of the massage. The fluids will help the muscles stay “looser“ longer. In addition, it will help flush the accumulated chemicals that were released.
- The work consists of working the muscles, meaning it can sometimes feel like a work out for you as well.
- Feeling a little sore afterwards is not uncommon. Proper fluid intake will keep this to a minimum. Being a little sore is different than feeling achy or having pain. Any aches or pain should be reported immediately to your doctor!