New Client Info
Is massage right for you?
Massage therapy can be a wonderful addition to your healthcare routine. However, there are some conditions and medications for which massage is “contraindicated” or not advised. These condtions include (but are not limited to):
First trimester pregnancy
Recent heart attack or stroke
Contagious viral diseases (including the common cold)
Recent fracture or surgery
High blood pressure
When you place your initial call or email, I will ask you several questions to make sure massage therapy is right for you. Your health and safety are important to me!
Outcall Massage: Is your environment condusive to a pleasant massage experience?
Nothing is quite like the bliss of letting go and being pampered. Make sure your environment is free of distractions that may inhibit your experience. Ample space for the massage table with room for me to move around on all sides is required.
What do I wear during a massage?
You can wear as little or as much as you are comfortable with during a massage. Draping is used so only the body part being worked is exposed. If you prefer to wear clothing, methods can be applied through the covering.
What are the benefits of outcall massage?
When you are in your own environment, you are more relaxed. You do not have to jump up from the table and rush out into the world again. Outcall massage is also great for the elderly or those who have limited mobility.
Is there a difference between relaxation massage and massage therapy?
Yes! An occasional relaxation massage can be a real treat. Soft and flowing techinques are used to induce a state of calmness and loosen stiff muscles. Therapeutic massage can address chronic conditions utilizing deeper and more focused techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release.
Before your massage:
Do not take any pain relievers with several hours of your appointment as it may interfere with your ability to detect pressure of strokes.
Alcohol consumption is not recommended before a massage.
A warm bath or shower can warm up your muscles and make the massage more effective.
During the massage:
Communicate your preferences for lubricant, pressure, speed of stroke, music, temperature of the warming pad, etc.
Appropriate draping is used at all times. If you are cold or feel uncomfortable, more covering can be added.
After the Massage:
Drink plenty of water!
Enjoy your relaxation
Call your therapist is you have any questions