If it is your first time visiting, I will ask you some questions about your current physical condition, medical history, experiences with areas of pain, areas that hold tension, and whether there is any specific need you want addressed. I will access your posture.. This interview time will not cut into your massage. Your massage starts when you lay on the table.
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for you own comfort. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
Depending on your needs, I will massage the full body or focus on specific areas that need attention. General relaxation or stress reduction sessions usually include massaging all the major areas of the body. A session for a localized injury or pain will concentrate mainly in key areas. It is important to let me know immediatelyif you feel any pain or if anything does not feel comfortable to you. You are the one who knows your body the best.
Your only “job” during the massage is to clear your mind and breathe. Let go! This is your time. Give yourself permission to release stress and tightness. Allow yourself to soften more and more into the table with each exhale. Let your body feel what it is like to be totally relaxed. If you want to talk during your massage, that is fine. But don’t feel obligated. Do what makes you comfortable.