For some people, believe it or not, the thought of having a massage doesn’t instill warm, cozy
feelings. It’s weird, uncomfortable and unchartered territory. Knowing what to expect can help
temper some of these feelings, and allow the newbie to enjoy the experience.
First things first – all legitimate massage therapists will require you to complete an intake form,
and will probably ask you to arrive a few minutes before your appointment to fill this out.
What’s on it? – easy stuff, like personal contact information, medical history and current
medical condition, including medications. Technical stuff over!!
Greeting by your therapist, a pit stop to the bathroom, then off to the treatment room filled
with soft music, low lighting and a heated massage table, made up with sheets, blankets or large
towels. Your therapist will leave you to undress – to your comfort level – underwear and socks
optional. If you begin the session on your stomach (prone), you will lay with your face in the
cradle provided and rest your ankles on a bolster or pillow. If you begin on your back (supine),
you will rest your knees on a bolster or pillow. Snuggle down under the blankets. You’re starting
to like this!!
Once you are comfortable and cozy on the warm table, your therapist will begin the massage by
undraping one area of the body. Some form of oil, crème or lotion will be used for the massage
and if there is the option to upgrade to aromatherapy oil, take it. Each area of the body will be
re-draped before the next area is uncovered.
Communication with your therapist can make or break your session, so be honest with them. If
the pressure is too much or not enough, let them know – immediately!!! Relax, breathe and fall
asleep if you can – your therapist will let you know when it is time to roll over and when your
session is completed…
At the end of your session you will be left to get dressed and will be given a glass of water. Your
therapist will review your session with you and discuss recommendations for your next
Give us a call and we will teach you how to have that ‘warm and cozy’ feeling we first