What to Expect
From the moment you arrive, you’ll be treated with care and respect. We will spend a little time getting to know each other and discuss your health history, concerns, and what you would like to focus on during our session. Your massage or bodywork session will take place in my clean, warm, comfortable, and quiet studio. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. Soft music may be played to help you relax. Many of the bodywork modalities which I offer are performed with the client fully clothed. Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet. A light oil or lotion will be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to your skin.
In general your session will begin with broad flowing strokes that help you to calm your nervous system and ease exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax and relieve specific areas of muscular tension. Please let me know immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork is most effective when your body is not resisting.
The average massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour. Many of my clients prefer a 90 minute session for optimal relaxation and extra attention given to specific problem areas. Always allow relaxation time after your session. I also recommend that you drink plenty of water to help flush toxins out of your body and to help rehydrate you.
Please call me with any questions you have. It’s important to me that you feel comfortable and safe. We will be working together as partners.