What To Expect
On your initial visit, your massage therapist will begin by giving
you a simple heath questionnaire to fill out. You can fill out the
questionnaire while your therapist sets up the massage table.
The massage table is about as large as a twin size bed when it’s
set up. Please have a space large enough to accommodate its large
size and for the therapist to walk around the entire table unobstructed.
Also your therapist will come with a CD of suitable massage music.
If you would like them to play their music or any CD of your own
collection, please have a CD player accessible to the room where
the table will be set up.
Once you have filled out the questionnaire your therapist will
briefly review it with you. Next, your therapist will leave the
room to wash his/her hands while you undress, relax on the table,
and cover yourself with a fresh clean sheet.
For a full body Swedish Massage, most people undress completely.
However, your comfort is very important to us, so if you would be
more comfortable wearing your underwear or a bathing suit bottom
during your session, that would be fine too.
Please note that you will be warmly draped at all times, except
for the specific area being worked on.
Your massage may be started either face up or face down. This may
depend on your primary area of concern, or your preference.
A traditional Swedish Massage is usually done in the comfort of
your own home and will include massage techniques applied to your
back, legs, feet, arms, hands, neck, head, face and may even include
your stomach, if requested before the massage begins.
Your therapist will use light oil or a cream which is good for
your skin and will absorb well.
Your massage will begin with firm, but lighter flowing strokes.
These types of strokes calm your nervous system, and start to relax
your more superficial muscles. This is important so that your therapist
will be able to reach your deeper muscles and relax your chief areas
of complaint. As your body becomes ready, your therapist can work
more deeply on the areas that need it, but only within your tolerance.
Let your therapist know if you require more or less pressure. Always
tell your therapist if you feel any discomfort, so he or she can
adjust the pressure appropriately.
When your therapist has finished your massage, he or she will gently
let you know that it is finished. Your therapist will then leave
the room for a few minutes to wash hands, and to give you privacy
to put your clothes back on.
Let your therapist know when you have your clothes back on, so
he/she knows when it is appropriate to come back into the room and
clean the table.
Your therapist will then clean the table, pack it and all the other
massage supplies away.
Your payment can be rendered at this point if it hasn’t already
Then your therapist will leave you to continue to relax in the
comfort of your own home.