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Receiving Massage

 

Communicating your needs and concerns is an important part of receiving
massage.  A confidential medical history will be taken prior to your first
session.  This is a good time to make your expectations and needs known. 
Let me know areas where you'd like more time and attention.

As your body changes during your massage, so may your comfort level.  For
example, you may feel warm and then become cold.  Certain areas of your
body, such as your low back, may be sensitive to the pressure I am using. 
Even too little pressure is a discomfort.  Please, make me aware of any
discomfort you experience, as well as any comforts you particularly like. 
You may do this during or after the session.  Together we can make the most
of your massage experience.

Showering prior to massage initiates the process of softening tissue and
assists you in preparing you for the session.  Facial and body makeup, such
as body bronzers, can detract from enjoyment of massage by making gliding
difficult on the skin.

What to Wear

Wear or bring comfortable clothing to change into after your session.  A
sheet, towel or blanket will cover you at all times during the massage. 
Only the area being worked on will be exposed.  Athletic shorts or other
undergarment of your choice is acceptable to wear during your massage.

After-Care

After a session, I've found it helpful to go home and either lie down for
half an hour or do something quietly, such as reading or listening to music.
  You may not feel tired, but this time allows your body to process the
sensations and new information it has just received.  The peaceful effects
of the session seem to last longer, as well.

Drinking extra water is always encouraged.  This helps keep next-day
soreness from occurring and to aid the body in ridding itself of toxins
released during the session.
 

 

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