Where will my massage session take place?
Your massage session will take place in my home office. Soft music will be played to help you relax.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
Will the massage therapist be present when I disrobe?
The therapist will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, hips, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
What should I do during the massage session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.
Is it okay to not talk during the massage session?
Yes! It’s even encouraged! Your body and mind can relax deeper without conversation. Silence also allows the therapist to focus 100% on the massage. Feel free to communicate about any discomfort or adjustments that would help you relax better.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
Am I supposed to tip the massage therapist?
Leaving a tip for the therapist is a lovely compliment, but not expected or required. If you would like to leave a tip, 10-20% of the service is a great place to start. However, it’s totally up to you.