Your Massage Session
– Many people receiving their first massage feel anxious. Here
are some guidelines that may help improve your comfort level:
- Clothing is
generally removed for types of massage which use oils or
lotions. Examples of these are Hot Stone, Classic Western, Deep
Tissue, Ashiatsu Bar, Myofascial and Prenatal. Other styles such
as Thai Yoga, Sports and Foot Reflexology may be delivered through
loose, comfortable clothing. Privacy is respected at all
times. Only the area being massaged will be uncovered.
- The treatment room
is kept warm or cool depending upon personal needs. We have a
variety of music venues available. Please let us know which best
helps you to relax.
- Specific areas of
your body may be tense, tight, sore, aching or injured. We need to
know when pressure is too light or too deep. Please feel free to
provide immediate feedback. This will help us provide you with a
- You may wish to
close your eyes and allow your breathing to slow and deepen. Many
find conversation distracting during a massage. Others may find
that talking, sighing, laughing and crying help to relieve
stress. Your therapist is sensitive to these needs. We want you to
relax and enjoy the session to the maximum extent possible.
- During a massage,
many toxins are released. In order to flush these waste products
from your system it is best to drink lots of water. If you receive
a deep tissue, ashiatsu or sports massage, take care not to
over-stretch or lift heavy objects for the first twenty four hours
following your session.
Many of our clients
wonder how often they should schedule appointments. In order to
derive maximal health benefits, we recommend every two to four
weeks. Massage relieves stress and promotes relaxation. It
stimulates circulation, relieves pain, boosts the immune system,
prevents injury and enhances athletic performance. We cordially
invite you to join us in good health at In Touch.