How to Receive a Massage
It's not uncommon to feel uneasy or shy about receiving your first massage. The following list of guide lines will help put you at ease. Once you've experienced your first massage we feel confident that you will not hesitate to schedule another one.
Try to arrive 10 min early so that you can slow down a few min before your massage.
Undress completely and wear just a robe to your massage. Once you're in the room, you will be able to take your robe off and cover yourself in privacy. You will be draped with a sheet and large towel throughout the service, you will always be covered.
Talk to your therapist before your massage begins and tell her which areas you would like to focus on and any areas to be avoided. Communication is the key to getting the massage you want.
During your massage let the therapist know if you feel any discomfort. Don't be afraid to tell your massage therapist exactly what you want, they are here to make your service the best possible. During your session close your eyes and allow yourself to relax as completely as possible.
Focus your attention on breathing slowly, deeply.
Be limp like a rag doll. Do not try to help your therapist move your limbs into position. Let your therapist do the work unless she requests assistance.
A massage carries the unique gifts and qualities of each massage therapist.
Common Massage Therapy Questions
I've been thinking of getting a massage, but:
What will I wear?
Remove your clothing to your level of comfort. You will be given a spa robe and spa sandals. You are never exposed and you will find that you will be very comfortable with nothing on. You will receive your best massage if your massage therapist doesn't have to move clothing around to get to sore, tense, muscles.
Where will I change?
We have a client waiting room for our ladies that have individual changing booths.
Our male visitors will change for a massage or body treatment in their treatment room.
Where will I put my clothes?
We have lockers. Put your clothes in a locker, jewelry too, and take your key with you.
It is always best to leave your jewelry at home.
What happens next?
After you have filled out some paperwork, your massage therapist will pick you up in the client waiting room and escort you to a very cozy, softly lit room. Your massage therapist will leave the room while you undress and lie on the table. You will cover yourself with a sheet and towel. Your therapist will knock and ask permission to enter. Your massage begins by uncovering only one specific area at a time (As your left leg etc.) massage manipulations are preformed then the area is covered again. This process continues until you are asked to turn over. At this point your therapist will help you manipulate a turn while holding your sheet down so you are never exposed.
Will I be cold?
If you are tell your therapist immediately. We have heated beds and additional room heaters. You should never be cold during a massage. Being cold would make your muscles tense.
Will I ever want another massage?
Probably!!! Once you have experienced a service that makes you feel as wonderful as a massage does, you will be back.
What is deep tissue massage?
It is different for each client. Our massage staff is multi talented, and with communication can give you the massage pressure that will satisfy your needs. Deep is not always better and massage should never cause you pain. Your massage therapist will find your knots and work on them. It may take more than one visit to entirely relax a bad area.
Why do you tell me to drink water before and after a massage?
During a massage toxins are pushed out of a muscle into the blood stream for elimination. These toxins must be diluted or you will hurt, or could even feel sick the next day.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a specialized foot massage that uses pressure applied to specific reflex areas of the feet in order to coach the body to re-balance itself. Different areas of the feet can be "worked" to therapeutically relieve stress and pain, stimulate blood supply, stimulate the immune system and induce relaxation. The feet have more than 7,000 nerve endings inter connecting to the brain and the vertebral column. In reflexology, it is believed that pressure on specific areas of the feet causes an involuntary reflex to the corresponding part of the body that can be utilized either to calm over-active areas or stimulate under-active areas. "It's amazing".
Will a massage tickle?
No. The touch used in massage is completely different from tickling. The pressure is gentle, but firm.
What is a partial body massage?
Your choice. Your massage therapist can work on just your shoulder, or just your legs, or just your lower back. Most of our clients use a partial body massage to work shoulders, neck, and arms.
What is a full body massage?
You may use your time to work specific areas or the entire body. Full body can include the arms, hands, legs, feet, back, neck, shoulders, and the head. Many of our ladies don't like their hair mussed. Please tell your therapist if you have specific likes and dislikes.
How will I feel after my massage?
After a massage most people feel relaxed. Many will experience relief from muscle aches and pain. Some may want to sleep, some may experience renewed energy. In the days following a massage many people will feel increased mobility, and reduced stress.