What Will My Massage Session Be Like?

What Will My Session Be Like?

All massage sessions are one-on-one, which gives you the opportunity to converse with your massage therapist as well as get the personal attention you need to get results. You can ask questions about what approach your therapist will be taking so you know what to expect. The massage therapist has many different techniques to use to address your particular areas of concerns so feel free to ask.

A typical massage therapy session is between 30 and 90 minutes. If this is your very first session with us you will first be asked to fill out a Client Intake form.  This will be reviewed by your massage therapist.  Your massage will begin with a brief consultation with your massage therapist  where you will discuss reason for your visit, symptoms, medical history, lifestyle and desired outcome from the massage session. 

You will be asked to undress (many people keep their underwear on) while the massage therapist is out of the room, and to lie face up or face down under a sheet on the comfortable, padded massage table.  The tables are often heated for your comfort as your body temperature may drop a little during the massage session.

Your massage therapist will knock on the door before entering to make sure you are ready. The massage therapist re-enters the room and will then adjust the face rest and pillows to ensure that you are comfortable and properly positioned. Tell your massage therapist if you are too warm, too cold or simply not quite comfortable so adjustments can be made.

A 60 minute or 90 minute full body massage will usually begin with you lying face up or face down on the table, depending on your preference.  If face and scalp massage are to be included, your massage therapist will work these areas before applying any lotion or cream.  We respect the fact that most people do not want lotion or cream in their hair or on their face.  After the face and scalp portions are complete your massage therapist will apply lotion or crème on your skin to begin the massage.

If you start lying on you back facing up the massage may begin at your head (face and scalp if you desire) and proceed to your neck, shoulders, arms, abdomen (if requested) legs and feet.  You will then be asked to turn over and so that you are face down.  The massage continues on the back of your feet, legs, back, arms and neck.  Sometimes the order may vary, depending on the style of your massage therapist and/or your preference.

If you start lying on your stomach facing down the massage may begin on the head, neck, shoulders and back, moving to the arms and hands and then moving down to the legs and feet. You will then be asked to turn over so you are face up. The massage continues on your feet, legs, abdomen (if requested) arms, hands, neck and shoulders finishing with the head, face and scalp.  Again, the order may vary slightly depending on your massage therapist and your preference.

You are underneath the sheet at all times, and only the part of the body being treated at any one time is uncovered (undraped).

A Pregnancy massage will begin with you lying in a position most suited to your comfort based on how far along in the pregnancy you are.  This will be discussed with and jointly agreed to by your massage therapist and yourself.

For a 30 minute Focus massage your starting position will be determined by you and your massage therapist depending on the area(s) to be addressed.

After the hands on portion of your session is completed, your massage therapist may give you a verbal cue before leaving the room as it is possible to become so relaxed that you fall asleep.

Take your time getting up. If you sit up or stand up too quickly you may feel lightheaded or dizzy.

Once you are dressed, return to the main lobby where your massage therapist will meet you.  Your massage therapist will provide you water, inquire about your session and schedule a future appointment.