What To Expect At Your First Massage?​

June 29, 2018




When you arrive at the office, I’ll have a brief intake form for you to complete. (That’s if you didn’t fill it out online) We’ll talk about why you’re coming in for a massage and what your goals are for the session. Are you having pain? Do you need to relax?


I’ll show you the massage room and walk you through the massage process. I’ll leave the room so you may undress, get on the massage table, and get comfortable under the draping sheet & blanket.


massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, what you wear it is entirely up to you. Simply put: bottom undergarment can be left on or taken off. You will be properly draped throughout the massage.


Depending on the issues we’re planning to address, I may start the massage on your neck and shoulders, or maybe on your back. I use a light, unscented cream to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. While I have scented creams and oils, I will never use them without your prior permission.


During the massage


It’s great if you can let your body relax and sink into the table. If I need to move your arms or legs, etc, I’ll do the work! This takes practice.

It’s really important for you to tell me if any massage techniques I use cause pain. Pain is not okay. There may be a certain level of discomfort and ‘good ache’ if we’re working on a problem area. It’s important that you tell me about that, too so we can tailor the massage to be most effective without causing injury.


I’ll check in with you as we go, but please speak up if you become too warm or too cool, if you are not comfortable on the table, or need another pillow, or if you just hate the music!


After the massage


You should expect to feel mellow and relaxed after your massage. If we addressed pain issues, you may immediately feel a reduction in pain, or it may take a day or two before you feel that relief. If you are ever very sore following a massage, (it’s rare, but it can happen) please call me so we can discuss the best course of action, and so that I can make notes to adjust your next massage.


I hope you enjoy your massage! You can schedule online here anytime. www.bookexuberance.com


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