Your First Appointment
Your first appointment will consist of a postural and range-of-motion assessment and reviewing your paperwork and medical history. We will develop a strategy to address your concerns and agree upon a treatment plan. Your first visit includes a 60 minute massage. Please download the new client paperwork and bring it with you completed to your first appointment.
Massage sessions are scheduled as full 60 or 90 minutes of massage. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in.
What to Expect
During the massage I will talk to you about what level of pressure is comfortable for you. Pain and pressure are rated on a scale of 1-10. One is considered very light, almost imperceptible touch and 10 is painful and uncomfortable pressure. Depending on what type of work we are doing and your pain tolerance and preference, pressure levels should fall within 3-6 on the scale. When performing your initial evaluation we will discuss the level of pressure that is appropriate for your visits.
In addition to assisting the body in recovery and healing, massage therapy is very valuable and effective for stress reduction and emotional healing. The setting of the massage room will often include soft lighting, ambient music and candles. Any additions to the environment or anything not included are at the discretion of the client and their comfort level as long as it does not compromise safety and appropriateness.