Whether you are a veteran of massage or new to it, these are some guidelines to prepare for your massage session.

  • Decide what your goals are when getting a massage and tell me.
  • On your first visit, you will fill out and sign the client intake form when you come in. If you are under the age of 18, have a guardian come with you and sign.
  • Drink extra water for 24-48 hours before your session and make sure you have eaten within 4 hours (especially for deep tissue).
  • You are welcome to undress to your comfort level. I’ll do my best to work with your preferences.
  • Make sure to tell me about any medical conditions you have BEFORE I start working on you.┬áIf you have an unexplained skin rash, a fever, or a contagious illness (i.e. cold, flu, plague), tell me and we will talk about what is best for you.

 

After your session:

  • Drink extra water for 24-72 hours afterwards. It will help your body recover faster and flush out toxins released by the massage.
  • Be prepared for “homework”. Part of getting healthier often involves changing the way we stand, sit, and do certain tasks. Any homework, including stretching, is to help you.
  • If you start to feel nauseous or get a headache, it most likely your body detoxing and it is important to support your body. Make sure you have had food within 4 hours of your massage, consider drinking some OJ or taking vitamin C, drink water, and take it easy for 24 hours.
  • Pay attention to your body and how it is feeling and reacting. Tell me and we can adjust your next massage accordingly.
  • If you have received a deep tissue massage, avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours and avoid heat for 4-6 hours. It is best to only do light stretching or gentle swimming after a massage if you absolutely have to exercise.