What to Expect

Massage treatments can vary widely based on the clients intentions coming into the session.  Some of the benefits of massage can be improving posture, injuries, sore muscles, stress release, acute and chronic pain, as well as illnesses.  Prior to getting you on the table, we will discuss your goals of the session and what is going on with your body.  Your health history, our talk, and my own intuition come together to create a unique therapeutic treatment for you.  Most treatments will combine a wide range of techniques to accomplish the goals at hand.

Your privacy and modesty will be respected at all times.  You are invited to undress down to your level of comfort, may that be nude or fully clothed.  The level you are dressed to will determine the techniques used in the session.  Draping will be used at all times, only exposing the part of the body that is currently being worked on.  If you are uncomfortable with the draping at any time, please speak up and we will change it to make you comfortable.

I love to watch people relax and melt into my table as they let the holdings in their body go.  I am very passionate about my work and about helping to facilitate wellness and understanding in those I work with.  Quality communication is key in the work that I do, being able to understand what is going on with your body and what you aim to gain out of massage is very important toward your getting the most benefit out of the session.  Communication during the session is great as timely feedback and working together helps to get the most benefit out of the session.

A few things to think about before coming in to your session:

  • How does your body feel?  What areas need extra attention and what is going on in those areas?  (Breathe into your body.  “Fine” or “good” are not honest answers; take the time to truly feel.)
  • What are your goals for the session?
  • How do you believe massage will benefit you?
  • What do you need from your massage therapist to get the most benefits?
  • Are you needing a full body massage, or do you want to narrow the focus to certain areas of the body?  (Depending on the time we have together, what is going on in your body, and what your goals are, a more focused massage allows for more specificity and deeper work if needed.)
  • It is best not to eat right before a massage, especially if you are interested in abdominal work.  Try not to eat 1-2 hours before our session.

After the session there will be a few minutes to talk.  If you have any questions that were not asked before or during the session, I encourage you to ask them so that you have fully understanding of the work we did.  I will recommend home care practices that are pertinent to your needs.

It is recommended that you stay well hydrated after a massage. It is possible to feel sore the next day after a deep massage, but staying hydrated will minimize this affect.  Do not plan any intense physical activity after a massage; give your body at least a few hours to relax.