If you are a first time client, you will be asked to fill out a client intake form in order for the therapist to get some background information, as well as what is presently going on with your body. Your therapist will then go over this information to determine your needs and expectations for your treatment session. The client intake form is filled out at your initial visit only, but your massage therapist will discuss your well-being before every session to be sure that your needs for that session are addressed
We are more than happy to answer any questions about massage techniques that we discuss with you. We want to address all your concerns so that you can be as comfortable and relaxed as possible during your massage.
Remember, this is your time. Forget about your worries and concerns. Take advantage of the opportunity to unwind and it will last well after you leave us.
Once the interview is complete, your therapist will leave the room to allow you to undress and get on the massage table between the sheets. Please remove all clothing, jewelry, and glasses before getting on the table. You may leave your underwear on or off. Either way, a sheet will cover you the entire time.
Your therapist will drape you carefully with a sheet and blanket (as is the law in the State of Alabama) throughout the massage. The only area of your body that will be uncovered will be the area being worked on at that time .
Deeper relaxation is achieved by not talking and almost going to sleep during your session.
If at any time your therapist’s pressure feels too light or too deep, please let the therapist know. In some tense areas the pressure may “hurt in a good way”, but should never feel truly uncomfortable. Do keep in mind that your therapist is constantly adjusting pressure according to what they are feeling in your tissues.
Sometimes you may feel a little sore the day after a massage. If this is the case, you may wish to soak in a warm bath containing Epsom salt. The magnesium and sulfate in Epsom salt helps to relieve muscle soreness.