Before your Massage
Be prepared 10-15 minutes early to allow for equipment set-up my equipment we can start at the time we scheduled.
Please turn any electronic devices onto their silent setting or off.
Drink some water beforehand but don’t eat a big meal for at least a couple of hours.
Use the restroom just before your massage.
Avoid using nicotine, alcohol, recreational drugs or caffeine containing substances for at least several hours before and after your session.
A hot shower, sauna, whirlpool or hot tub beforehand (and afterwards) helps you relax even more.
During your Massage
Relax your body and your mind; give in to the experience and let yourself go.
Deep, slow breathing using your abdomen can be a wonderful enhancement.
Focus on your breathing and the sensation of the therapist’s hands during the massage.
Let the therapist know about any specific areas that need extra attention or, on the other hand, that you prefer not be included in your session.
You don’t need to “help” the therapist by lifting your arms, legs or head unless asked.
If you’re uncomfortable with anything during your session – the pressure, the pace, the music, the room temperature – ask for an adjustment. If you have any questions during the session, please ask.
After your Massage
Take some time to let the experience sink in.
Drink plenty of water and have a light snack.
Try not to do strenuous work or exercise for a few hours afterwards. If possible, allow some quiet time after the massage and don't go back to work or other responsibilities immediately.
How you feel after the massage will vary based on the style of massage used, the length of the session, and the demands you place on your body afterward. Feelings can range from being relaxed, renewed and centered, to invigorated, excited or experiencing a rush of clarity or new energy and insight, to recognizing your true level of fatigue (particularly if you can be "off duty" for the rest of the day) and wanting only to rest.