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What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?

Your massage therapist may request you to complete a health history form. Subsequently, the therapist will initiate the session by asking you general questions to identify specific areas you would like to focus on, address any existing conditions, and assess whether massage is suitable for you. As part of the process, your massage therapist may conduct specific assessments and tests to evaluate your condition and understand any concerns or complaints you may have.

Listing all health concerns and medications is crucial to enable the therapist to tailor the session to your specific needs without causing any harm. Additionally, providing information about allergies is important, as it helps the therapist be aware of any necessary adjustments, such as using a different oil or lotion during the session. Open communication ensures a safe and customized massage experience.

What If I have a health condition? 

Certain medical conditions may make massage or bodywork inadvisable. It is essential to communicate openly with your healthcare provider and the massage therapist about your health history. Conditions such as contagious illnesses, severe cardiovascular issues, acute injuries, skin infections, or certain systemic disorders may warrant caution or contraindicate massage in some cases. Always consult with your healthcare professional and inform your massage therapist about any medical conditions you have to ensure a safe and appropriate treatment plan.

Must I be completely undressed? 

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.

Should I talk during the massage?

Although some people prefer to talk throughout the massage, don't feel like you have to make conversation with the massage therapist. Feel free to close your eyes and relax, which is what most people do.

Deep tissue massage and sports massage are just some of the types of massage that require more feedback. The massage therapist often works on deeper layers of muscle and will want to ensure that the pressure is not uncomfortable.


Be sure to speak up if :

  • The room is too hot or too cold

  • You experience pain

  • You have any questions related to the massage

  • There's anything you forgot to mention during the consultation

How often should I get massaged?

For preventative care or stress management massages, one massage per month is common. For injury relief or to relieve debilitating chronic tension, weekly sessions may be necessary. If you have a question about the frequency of your massages, please bring it up with your therapist


What about tipping?    

Gratuities are always appreciated but never expected. If you are happy with your treatment, the industry standard for tipping is 10% to 20% of your total service charge. 

What if I get an erection during my massage?

Some men avoid massage for fear this will happen to them. Or, they get a massage but are unable to relax because of this fear. But there is no reason to be embarrassed.  An educated, professional massage therapist understands this and it will not be an issue for him/her. We recommend wearing more fitted underwear (briefs or boxer briefs) which provide more support than traditional boxers.

*Note: If the therapist feels that the session has turned sexual for the client, male or female, he/she may stop the session to clarify the client's intent, and may decide to end the session immediately. You will be responsible for full payment.

I have fibromyalgia (or arthritis). Is massage safe for me?

Yes! Regular massage of muscles and joints can lead to a significant reduction in pain for people with arthritis or fibromyalgia. In fact, regular massage therapy can relieve pain and stiffness, and improve range of motion, hand-grip strength and overall function of the joints. Before getting a massage, please be sure to discuss you specific issues with your therapist so that he or she can customize the treatment to your needs.



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