First massage? Here’s what to expect.

MassageSo, you’re about to receive your first massage. Congratulations! I’m sure you’re curious about what actually happens in a massage treatment, so here goes.

Interview

When we meet, I’ll ask some questions that will help me customize your treatment. I’ll want to know if there are any areas of your body that are tight or in pain. I’ll also ask about the level of pressure you would like. If you don’t know, that’s fine; I’ll check in with you during the massage. Since it’s your first massage, this is a great time to ask questions.

What not to wear

After we talk, I’ll leave you in private so you can undress as much as you feel comfortable. Then, you’ll get on the table under the sheet. No matter how much you undress, I will expertly keep everything covered with the sheet and only uncover the areas I’m working on.

What not to wear is a very common question. Many people wear nothing at all; some prefer to wear underwear. Wearing clothes can interfere with some massage techniques, but everything is adaptable. The important thing is that you feel comfortable.

Relax and Receive

When you’re ready, I’ll come to the table and start your massage. I’ll work on your whole body and give extra attention to any areas you mentioned in the beginning.

Your job is to relax and receive. That’s it. There may be times that I lift and move your arms, legs or head. You might be inclined to help me, but your job is to let go and trust that I’m not going to move your body in any way that will hurt you.

This is a time for you to receive, to let someone else do the work. This focus will help your mind and muscles relax and allow you to have a deeper experience.

Take Your Time

After drifting into deeper and deeper relaxation, it will be time to drift slowly back into the outside world. I’ll let you know when your treatment is over and you’ll have a few minutes to slowly get dressed. Don’t jump off the table and leave in a rush. You will have a much better experience if you let yourself move slowly into the rest of your day.