Your First Massage
Plan to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment in order to fill out any required paperwork and to meet your therapist. Your massage therapist will talk to you about your specific needs and expectations. Be sure to ask what types of massage are offered and any other questions you may have.
The massage table will be prepared with fresh sheets in a warm, comfortable room with soft lighting. Most therapists have a selection of relaxing music to play during your massage. The music and lighting help put you at ease, and prepare you for a soothing and enjoyable treatment. A face cradle is provided so you can lie comfortably when on your stomach.
The therapist will uncover only the part of the body being massaged, so you never feel exposed. Professional draping techniques are used with each part of the body being uncovered, massaged and returned to its original position. You’re invited to give feedback during your massage, to remark on pressure, or make a request.
After your massage, your therapist will usually advise you drink a glass of water and enjoy the peaceful, post-massage glow.