- Arrive early to fill out intake paperwork if this is your first visit. Intake paperwork may include a full medical history.
- Please call if you are going to be late or not able to make it as soon as possible. Make sure you are aware of the cancellation policy, many places request you call a day ahead of time if you cannot make it to avoid cancellation fees.
- Silence your phone when you arrive. The session is your time away from everything, we do not want that interrupted from outside forces.
- Let your therapist know about any conditions you may have that could be adversely effected by massage, such as bruising easily, past surgeries and injuries, pregnancy, osteoporosis, or high blood pressure.
- If you need special assistance such as help getting on or off of the table please discuss this with your therapist at the start of the session, we are more than happy to accommodate your needs.
- Do let us know if there are any areas of concern to be focused on or if there are areas you do or do not want massaged (IE: you love or hate scalp massage.)
- Please wait until we leave the room to disrobe.
- Let us know if you need any accommodations such as a pillow or breast cushion.
- Dress down to your level of comfort unless instructed to leave clothing on. Some therapists may request that you leave your underwear on while others may do massages fully clothed.
- Get between the sheets, not on top of them, and cover your body before your therapist returns.
- If you wish to talk during the session please keep your voice down so as not to disturb others in adjacent rooms.
- If you wish for no talking during the session tell the therapist at the beginning, let them know you just want to relax undisturbed and that any suggestions can be discussed at the end of the session.
- Feel free to speak up if the pressure is too much or too little, you are in control of your massage.
- Relax and enjoy your session, if you fall asleep that is fine, if you snore we don’t mind at all.
- If at any point in the massage you feel uncomfortable for any reason you can end the session. If your therapist has made you feel uncomfortable do bring this to the attention of the management right away.
- At the end of the session please wait until the therapist has left the room to get off of the table and get dressed.
- Be careful when first getting off of the table as people sometimes feel light headed following a massage.
- Your therapist may offer your some fresh water and after care instructions when you come out of the room. Those instructions may include some stretches or suggestions for heat or ice following the massage as well as suggestions for future sessions to meet your needs.
Considerations for your therapist:
- Arrive clean and ready for a massage.
- Avoid wearing heavy perfumes.
- If you have athletes foot or other contagious conditions please let your therapist know so they can avoid that area during the massage. Foot massage can be done through the sheet if needed.
- Please find a baby sitter for your children, the massage rooms are small and as much as we adore your children they can get in the way while we are trying to massage you.
- Please do not ask your therapist for services that are out of their scope of practice such as chiropractic adjustments.
- If you are sick please reschedule your appointment.
Communication is key to getting the massage experience that you are seeking.
When you communicate with the therapist before and even during the session as to pressure and preference you can get the prefect massage tailored to your individual needs.
Enjoy your service!
Yours in Health and Wellness,
Kristeen Smart aka Kristeen Kish
CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist