Our first session will begin with a quick intake form describing your areas of discomfort and a brief health history.
Once completed, we will discuss your expectations for our session and my plan in utilizing our time. Depending on the issues at hand, we may do a quick postural assessment to gauge areas of imbalance within your body.
Next, I will explain to you how to get onto the table. I will leave the room to wash my hands while you undress and get under the table linens. Your preference & comfortability will determine what items of clothing you leave on. I always drape conservatively to maintain the modesty & safety of each client, meaning only the areas in which I am working will be undraped at the time they are being worked- everything else is tucked in nice & snug!
I will return with a knock at the door where our session will begin.
As our session comes to a close, I will leave the room to wash my hands and to allow you time to re-dress. Following, we will do a quick debriefing to discuss my findings and what you may be feeling post-session.
Lastly, I'll make recommendations for future appointments and depending on my findings, may suggest at-home techniques for maintaining the balance we had achieved during our session.
Opening the chest up to relieve mid-back pain
Not only does this ensure you've made it on time for our appointment, but this time is just as important as our session as it gives you time to decompress from your day and better prepares you to receive bodywork.
This speaks for itself! There's nothing worse than being in that ultra-relaxed state & that urge hitting you mid-way through your massage. Take a quick break before your appointment to avoid any interruptions.
Typically, most sessions will be performed using a modest draping technique beneath a sheet & blanket. However, for Sports or Thai massage it is important to keep in mind that these sessions are done fully clothed. I recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing that you're able to move freely in.
This is a big one and something we often don't think about until our phone is ringing just as we've reached the "Ahhh" moment. Your mind goes from zen to a flood of thoughts about who could be calling and why. Avoid this buzz-kill by silencing, or better yet, turning off your phone.