What to Expect
When you enter to receive your massage, Reid Health Massage Therapy requests that you complete a brief medical history intake form.
On this form, you will be asked to indicate any of the following:
- Any symptoms, areas of discomfort
- Recent surgeries or illnesses
A Few More Questions
Your massage therapist will then:
Ask your expectations of massage.
- Explain type of massage and techniques to be used.
- Offer suggestions regarding stretching, frequency of massage, increasing water intake.
Your massage will take place in a softly lit room with relaxing music. If receiving chair massage, you will remain fully clothed. If receiving table massage, you may wear loose-fitting clothing or undress only to the point you are comfortable.
The Massage Experience
- You will lie on the table and cover yourself with a sheet. The only areas exposed during the massage will be what the therapist is working on.
- Biotone crème, lotion or gel will be used to reduce friction on your skin.
- You should feel relaxed and calm during and after your massage.
Massage is passive exercise; therefore, your muscles will release toxins just as if you have exercised. Because of this you may experience slight fatigue and some soreness the following day. You will be encouraged to increase your water intake to help flush your system to decrease these symptoms.
Your comfort is our utmost concern and you are in control of the session. Your massage therapist will check with you regarding the level of pressure and any areas of discomfort. If at any time you are uncomfortable, you are asked to let the therapist know.