I’ve never had a massage before – how long of a session should I book?
I find that most people start with an hour massage. That’s enough time to cover the entire body. A half hour is only enough time for a specific area or two – such as back and neck. A lot of people prefer to come in for an hour and 1/2, as that way they can get the full body massage, with extra time on any problem areas.
Before the Massage…
First of all, make sure it is a good time for you to have a massage. Reschedule your visit if have a fever, skin irritations, or if you are trying to stabilize your medication (because massage can affect the dosage needed).
- Do not eat just before your massage.
- If you are a smoker, please try to refrain from smoking for at least 2 hours prior to your session.
Give yourself enough time to arrive on time and be relaxed. If you are rushing and arrive stressed, it will take longer to get into a relaxed state.
Where Will My Massage Session Take Place?
Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
What can I expect from a massage?
Most massage and bodywork 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 to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
Will the Practitioner Be Present When I Disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with the clean sheets and blanket provided.
What Parts of My Body Will Be Massaged?
You and the practitioner will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.