- What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit? You will be asked to fill out a health history form. Afterwards your
therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish your
goals for your massage.It is important to list all health concerns and medications so the
therapist can adapt the session to your specific needs without doing any
harm. It is also important to list any allergies so the therapist is
aware if he/she needs to use a different oil or lotion during the
- Do I have to be completely undressed?
Undress to the level of your comfort. Always talk to your therapist if you have a question. If a woman wishes to leave her bra on, she will be asked to unhook it when the therapist is working on her back.
- What do I do during the massage?
I always tell my clients to relax, and to try to be as lazy as possible. Try not to assist your therapist by moving your limbs, as the movement will stiffen the muscle and your therapist will not be able to properly assess joint range of motion.
- Is it Okay to talk during my session?
It's totally up to you! Some people unwind by talking while others prefer quiet. Most often people will start out chatting a bit and then quiet down as we get into the flow. During the massage I will check in with you from time to time to determine the pressure a
nd make sure you are still enjoying your experience.
- Will it hurt??
It depends on the type of massage and sensitivity level of your
therapist. There is a difference between "good" pain and "OUCH! stop it"
pain. Talk to your therapist, you wouldn't let a stranger punch you in
the arm so don't let your therapist do it either!
- When do I NOT get a massage?DO NOT book a massage when you have a fever or have any contagious condition.
These conditions are permanent contraindicated for massage: Embolism & Thrombosis, Uncontrolled hypertension, Pericarditis, Phlebitis, Severe Osteoporosis, and Tuberculosis
- What if I get an erection during my massage?
Sometimes it happens. There is no reason to be embarrassed.Touch administered to any part of the body can activate the
parasympathetic nervous system, which can result in a partial or
complete erection.An educated, professional massage therapist
understands this and it will not be an issue for her. If you are
still concerned, I recommend wearing more fitted underwear (briefs or
boxer briefs) which provide more support than traditional boxers. Note:
If the therapist feels that the session has turned sexual for the
client, male or female, she may stop the session to clarify the
client's intent, and may decide to end the session immediately.