Your Massage Therapist will ask you to fill out an intake form. This form will ask questions such as, personal information, medical history, areas of concern during your massage, desired pressure,etc.
It is important to list all medications and allergies, such as scented oils, and lotions so that the Massage Therapist can adapt the session to your needs without doing any harm. Your Massage Therapist will then give you privacy to undress and get comfortable on the massage table.
Most people undress completely or leave on their underwear. What is important to remember is that we want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during your massage so you should undress to the level you feel comfortable with. If removing all of your clothes makes you nervous and unable to relax, then you are not getting the optimal benefit from the session.
You will have to be covered with at least a sheet. This is known as draping and is required by state law. Once you are undressed, on the table and under the drape, the therapist will only uncover the part of your body that is being worked on.
The genitals (women and men) and breasts (women) will not be uncovered for any reason.
We understand that people have different desires in temperature ranges. For this reason, we are more than happy to accommodate your temperature needs to the best of our ability.
Make yourself comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a massage; others prefer to talk.
It is YOUR massage. Which ever feels natural to you is the best way to relax.
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience a significant decrease or freedom from long-term stress and aches. Many feel a little slowed down for a short period and then notice an increase in energy, heightened awareness and increased productivity.
If you receive a deep tissue massage, you may be slightly sore the next day or two - much like getting a good workout at the gym. Sometimes a hot shower or a soak in the tub can ease this soreness. Also, increasing your water intake will help keep your body's tissues hydrated and healthy.
When you have any of the following conditions, PLEASE DO NOT BOOK A MASSAGE:
There are many conditions that require an approval from your physician in writing before you can receive a massage, such as cardiovascular conditions, skin conditions and diabetes, to name a few.
Massage Therapists, may not, under law, diagnose a condition.
Touch administered to any part of the body can activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which can result in a partial or complete erection.
Some men avoid getting a massage for fear this will happen, or they get a massage but are unable to relax because of this happening or from fear that it may happen.
It is understandable that many men are worried about a potential erection during a massage. Erections, no matter how common, can be unpredictable, and hence, a cause of worry. But rest assured, this topic is discussed by massage therapists while in training - not because a clients who gets erections are viewed as perverted, but because it is a normal aspect of anatomy and physiology.
Reflexive erections, a normal physiological response to touch, relaxation, etc., can go away within minutes. An educated, professional massage therapist knows this, will be completely understanding and will simply ignore an erection during a massage session, as long as the client is behaving appropriately.
If the possibility of an erection makes your anxious or nervous about getting a massage, we suggest wearing bikini fit underwear as a preventative and concealing option.
Some whom have discussed these concerns with us, mentioned that they will think of an "anti-erection" inducing topic if they feel one coming on, such as retirement planning or a conversation with their mother, etc.