In addition to being very relaxing and alleviating stress, massage:
At the time of your fist visit, your massage therapist with have you fill out a brief health history form and then will speak to you about the specific reasons for which you are seeking massage therapy. Your massage therapist will then determine the type of massage that would best be suited to give you maximum benefits.
For a full body massage, most patients are nude, and the massage therapist will drape you with a sheet. If it makes you feel more comfortable, you can wear your underwear.
Relax! And be sure to give your massage therapist any feedback in terms of pressure or teqnique so that you can get the best massage to meet your needs. Many people use the time during a massage to relax and remain quiet, others prefer to talk. It is your massage so feel free to do what is comfortable to you.
This depends a lot on the types of techniques that your massage therapist uses. In most cases the massage therapist will begin with broad flowing strokes that relax your muscles and calm your nervous system. As your body becomes relaxed, your massage therapist will work deeper and focus in on specific problem areas.
Our massage therapists only use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However, be sure to inform your massage therapist if you are sensitive to certain types of oils or lotions, and if you like, bring your own oil.