What Can I Expect From My Massage Therapy Sessions?

What Can I Expect From My Massage Therapy Sessions?

At your first massage therapy session, your massage therapist will have you complete an intake form that includes information about your health history, current physical condition, lifestyle, stress level, areas of pain, and whether you have any specific physical conditions or needs.

Before the massage begins, you’ll discuss your reasons for being there, your current physical condition, and any specific areas in which you are experiencing pain or would like to address during your massage.

Before your massage, our massage therapist will leave the room while you undress. You undress to your level of comfort. Some people choose to undress completely, while others prefer to keep underwear on. You will lie on the massage table, under a sheet or blanket.

A typical full-body massage covers the areas of the neck, back, shoulders, legs, feet, arms, and hands. The therapist will use a lubricant, such as oil or lotion, to allow for smooth strokes. The pressure will be adjusted based on your comfort level. A massage can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours, but a typical full-body massage session lasts about 60-90 minutes.

Once the massage is complete, the therapist will leave the room for you to get dressed. Taking your time getting up is a good idea, as you might feel light-headed. After the massage, you should drink plenty of water to help flush out the toxins released from your muscles.

Most follow-up appointments will be similar to your first session. The therapist will ask about any changes in your condition and any feedback about the previous session to tailor the massage to your needs for that day.

Remember, every massage and every therapist is different. Communication is key to getting the best therapeutic benefit from your massage session.