What should I expect during my first massage visit?

Everyone starts off with a brief intake of their health and background. Afterwards, I will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on. If there are any conditions needing to be addressed, it will determine if a massage is appropriate for you. I may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.

It is important to list all health concerns and medications so I may adapt the session to your specific needs without harm. It is also important to list any allergies so that I am aware if I need to use a different oil or lotion during the session.

Will the massage hurt?

This depends on the type of massage and depth of the strokes. A light, relaxing massage that doesn’t probe very deep into the muscles shouldn’t hurt. With that being said, there is a “feels good” hurt and an “ouch, stop it” hurt. A good massage, even a really deep tissue one should always stay in the “feels good” hurt range. You should always let me know if you are experiencing pain beyond that of the normal level.

Can I talk during the massage?

Sure, if you like go right ahead. The important thing to remember is that this treatment is all about you relaxing and enjoying the experience. Many therapists discourage talking in hopes that you will relax and let your mind float free and enter a state of massage bliss.

In many instances, people may feel more relaxed staring off talking and as the massage progresses, enter quiet states of relaxation.

How many sessions will I need?

Honestly, everyone is different, and everyone has a unique condition that might be different from someone else. It may take one session, or it may take several. You and I will be able to talk more specifically about this after your first session and have had the chance to evaluate your body’s tissues.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Currently I accept checks, cash, Square and Venmo.