What to expect during a Massage

§  Are appointments required?

Yes.  Appointments are required to receive a massage or bodywork treatment. Please call us at 818-277-6723 or schedule an appointment online.

§  What is the age policy?

Guests must be 18 years of age or older to receive a massage. If guests are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must accompany that guest in the massage room and sit through the full session.

§  What should I expect on my first massage visit?

Your Therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. After reviewing your intake form, your therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas of your body you would like your therapist to focus on and if there are any areas you want your therapist to avoid working on. Also your therapist may perform certain assessments and tests to evaluate your condition and to determine the best course of action.

§  What do I wear during my massage?

It completely depends on your comfort level. Most clients who choose to have a full body massage usually undress completely or choose to have only their bottom undergarments on.  You may choose to undress to your own comfort level. Your therapist will give you complete privacy as you undress. During your massage, you will be modestly draped at all times. If at any time you feel uncomfortable, please let your therapist know.

§  What do I do during my massage session?

Make yourself as comfortable as possible. If your therapist wants to adjust you while you are on the table, the therapist will move you or ask you to help them move you into the correct position. Otherwise change your position any time to make yourself more comfortable. The massage session is a partnership between therapist and client and at times you and the therapist may have to communicate during the massage. Many people close their eyes and relax completely , others prefer to talk during the massage session. It is your massage and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.

 

§  What are the benefits of massage?

Massage therapy has been proven effective in: relieving back pain, boosting the immune system, reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure, treating migraines, decreasing carpal tunnel symptoms, easing post- operative pain and alleviating side effects of cancer. Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.