Before Your Massage...* Avoid a heavy meal for a couple of hours before because massage on a full stomach may be uncomfortable.* Check your skin for any open cuts, scrapes, and scratches, and cover them with a bandage.* Let your massage therapist know how you are feeling any recent changes in your health, pain, or injuries.* Note that massage is not recommended in the early stage of cold or flu, because massage can help the virus spread through your body.
When you arrive, you will be given a health questionnaire to complete and have a conversation about whatís going on for you physically, mentally and emotionally this will help your massage therapist decide your treatment and in selecting essentials oils. This will also give your massage therapist the information that he or she needs to possibly recommend other treatments that are needed such as seeing your doctor, getting acupuncture or other wellness treatments.
* Visit the bathroom
* Turn off your mobile phone
* Remove jewellery
Your massage therapist will then leave the room while you undress and relax onto the massage table, covering yourself with a fresh sheet or towel. Regarding your clothing, wear whatever makes you most comfortable. You can undress completely or wear underwear - you will be covered at all times except for the area being massaged to ensure your privacy and keeping you comfortable and at ease at all times. Completely undressing for body massage is generally what the avid massage-goer chooses.
You can talk or not talk, its up to you, however you will become more relaxed if you do not speak. This is YOUR time, take it for yourself and donít feel that you need to entertain your massage therapist. If you are unsure about anything, ask!
During Your Massage...
* Tell your massage therapist if you are cool; massage is more effective if you are warm.* Let your massage therapist if you prefer different music or no music at all.* Tell your massage therapist if any part of the massage is painful or too uncomfortable -or if the pressure could be firmer.* Your massage therapist will ask you to breathe slowly, deeply, and evenly at certain times of the session. When you feel tension or acute pain, consciously try to relax the area by visualizing your breath flowing into the tension and then exhaling the tension with your breath.* Relax. Your massage therapist will move your limbs for you and in fact the relaxed weight creates a good pressure that assists in the treatment. Your massage therapist will ask if they need you to move or shift position.
After Your Massage...
* Drinking extra water helps flush out waste products moved around by the increased circulation created by massage.* Deep tissue or injury/pain treatment massage may leave you feeling sore for a day or two. If you were experiencing pain when you came in for the massage, the general expectation is that you may be sore the first day, but by the second day you should feel looser and probably have less pain. Let your massage therapist know how you felt, so that they can adjust the approach if necessary next time.* Take a hot bath with Epsom salts as this aids in removing toxins that were moved to extremities during the massage.* Call the spa if you have any concerns or questions.
Be sure to book your appointment well in advance to get the time that best suits you and always arrive at least a few minutes to avoid cutting into your treatment time.
A credit card number will be taken at the time of booking to secure your appointment. 24 hours is required to cancel and reschedule your appointment or a $25 cancellation fee will be taken.
If you would like to book a massage session with one our expert massage therapist please call 602-952-8446 or you may book your massage online by going to http://www.suddenlyslimmer.com