Your First Appointment

Your First Appointment

If you are considering adding therapeutic massage to your health and fitness routine, you may have questions about your first massage session. To make your first visit as comfortable as possible, we would like to address some of the most frequently asked concerns and questions.

Q. What type of massage is right for me? 

A. It depends on your purpose for the massage. The most common reasons are:

  • General relaxation
  • Revitalization
  • Relieve sore or tight muscles
  • Relieve tension headaches
  • Recovery from sports activity
  • General health and fitness
  • Improve circulation

Let your therapist know your goal in the initial interview so she can help decide which approach is best for you.

Q. I am uncomfortable because I don’t know what to expect.

  • Modesty. In a standard massage session you will be draped with a sheet or large towel. You may choose to be totally or partially unclothed under the drape. As each part of the body is being massaged, it is uncovered. Many people prefer to wear their underpants during a massage. Feel free to ask about the draping method to be used and let the therapist know what you are comfortable with. Regardless, our therapist is very sensitive to modesty and personal space and will never touch private areas.
  • Talking. Some people prefer silence while others like more social interaction. Always feel free to tell the therapist what you prefer. Generally, we have music playing softly in the background. You are more than welcome to bring in your own music or ask to have the music turned off.
  • Oil. We use Young Living and Eden's Garden Essential Oils in our massages. All our essential oils are 100% pure, therapeutic-grade oils. We use a base cream that is unscented. We then add oils that are scented and can be chosen based on their properties. The cream helps lubricate the skin to avoid chaffing or pulling hair. Inform the therapist of allergies which might be aggravated by the lubricant used.
  • Make-up and hair. Massage of the face, scalp or neck may result in disturbing your makeup or hairstyle. If this is a concern, the therapist can modify the technique or skip an area altogether.
  • Pain. Whether you will experience pain during a massage depends on many factors, including your physical condition, the reason for the massage, your pain tolerance, and the therapist’s technique. Discuss this before the massage and give feedback during the session. The key to your comfort before, during, and after a massage is communication with your therapist. Our goal is to help you feel as comfortable as possible! Never hesitate to communicate! ALWAYS hydrate after your massage.

Please download the appropriate form(s), complete, and bring it to your first appointment.

Client Information Sheet

Rejuvenating Facelift Massage Sheet

Sauna Sheet

AMBP Code of Ethics