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What to Expect During your Massage

"Clients are encouraged to give feedback during and also after their massage session. This time is all about them and I want them to feel as comfortable as possible. Massage should not be painful or uncomfortable. If the pressure is too light or too deep, I am more than happy to adjust accordingly. Clients with sensitive skin are asked to let me know while booking the appointment so that I can be sure to use oil/lotion that will suit their individual needs." Amber Sherbet, LMT

You don't need any special preparation for massage. 

It's OK if you forgot to shave your legs. This is YOUR massage. 

Before a massage therapy session starts, you should use the restroom. There is nothing worse (for you, the client) then having to pee during a massage. Don't worry, it's OK if you do have to go during your massage, we can press pause! 

Your therapist will ask you about any symptoms you may currently be experiencing, your medical history and what you're hoping to get out of massage. They will assess your areas of concern then will explain the kind of massage and techniques she will be using based on your intake.

You will be asked to remove as much or as little of your clothing as you are comfortable with and your therapist will leave to give you privacy. Most clients remove all except for their underwear (most ladies also remove their bras). Remember: undress only to the point that you're comfortable. Licensed Massage Therapists go through extensive training which includes classes dedicated to keeping the client covered at all times. This is called "Draping". 

Depending on your preference, your massage therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. Please disclose before your session if you might be allergic to any ingredients or have sensitive skin.

You will, generally, lie on the massage table face up and cover yourself with a fresh, clean sheet & blanket. Your therapist will then ask you if they may return to the room. Your massage therapist will perform an evaluation through touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply. 

Take a deep breath. Your massage is now in session.

A massage session may last from 15 to 90 minutes, or more depending on the type of massage and how much time you have. No matter what kind of massage you choose, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage.

If the massage feels too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Or visa-versa. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It's likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up. Generally, on a scale of 1 - 10, with ten being the worst, your discomfort level while working on knots should not exceed a 6. 

Please, feel free to contact us with any additional questions that you may have. 

Remember, it is time to Treat Yourself...

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