What to Expect

What you can expect during your massage.

You don't need any special preparation for massage. 

It's OK if you forgot to shave your legs. This is YOUR massage. 

Before a massage therapy session starts, you should use the restroom. There is nothing worse (for you, the client) then having to pee during a massage. Don't worry, it's OK if you do have to go during your massage, we can press pause! 

Amber will ask you about any symptoms you may currently be experiencing, your medical history and what you're hoping to get out of massage. She will assess your areas of concern then will explain the kind of massage and techniques she will be using based on your intake.

You will be asked to remove as much or as little of your clothing as you are comfortable with and Amber will leave to give you privacy. Most clients remove all except for their underwear (most ladies also remove their bras). Remember: undress only to the point that you're comfortable. Licensed Massage Therapists go through extensive traing which includes classes dedicated to keeping the client covered at all times. This is called "Draping". 

Depending on your preference, Amber may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. Please disclose before your session if you might be allergic to any ingredients or have sensitive skin.

You will, generally, lie on the massage table face up and cover yourself with a fresh, clean sheet & blanket. Amber will then ask you if she may return to the room. Your massage therapist will perform an evaluation through touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply. 

Your massage is now in session.

A massage session may last from 15 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of massage and how much time you have. No matter what kind of massage you choose, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage.

If the massage feels too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Or visa-versa. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It's likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up. Generally, on a scale of 1 - 10, with ten being the worst, your discomfort level while working on knots should not exceed a 6. 

Please, feel free to contact Amber with any additional questions that you may have. 

Remember, it is time to Treat Yourself...

Source: Mayo Clinic

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