Preparing for Your Appointment

If this is your first visit, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the intake form. Or, you can print it out by clicking here and bring it in with you. Otherwise, try to be at least 5 minutes early to get your full time on the table. Depending on what type of massage you are getting, I may take some time to do a posture evaluation or check the range of motion for the joint that is in need of work. I will also take a moment to ask about your goals for the treatment. Then I will leave the room while you undress and get on the table. If you are not comfortable removing all of you clothing, you do not have to, but it may restrict my ability to work that area fully. As always, YOUR COMFORT IS MY FIRST PRIORITY! If there is ever anything that is making you uncomfortable, you have the right to ask me to stop. Likewise, if you need me to adjust the lighting, music, or room temperature, just ask!

If you are currently under a doctor's care, you may want to check with him/her first before seeking massage therapy. Also, if you are not feeling well, please reschedule your appointment! This is for your safety as well as mine. I don't want to worsen your condition or expose your illness to other clients.

As with any new activity or exercise plan, it is possible that you may experience soreness in the hours or days following your massage. Hydration is especially important to flush out your system. Be sure to drink plenty of water both before and after your appointment to help rid your body of toxins that may have been released during the massage. Also, please communicate with me if I am working too deeply into your muscle tissue. As you experience massage on a more regular basis, you will likely not get as sore. In some instances, I may recommend certain stretching exercises to help maintain flexibility in the time between massages. Choosing to make massage a part of your wellness plan is not a luxury! It is truly an essential part of your self care, the same way your car needs regular oil changes, your body functions best when there is an outlet for stress and muscle tension. Massage puts back what life takes out.

Finally, be advised that massage is not a substitute for medical care. It is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. It should be used in conjunction with traditional medical care to bolster your overall wellness.