How to Prepare for and Help Us Optimize Your Massage

Take Time

Give yourself plenty of time. Please arrive 15 minutes before your first massage. This gives you time to complete a medical questionnaire, so we can give you a massage effectively and safely.

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Shower

Give yourself plenty of time. Please arrive 15 minutes before your first massage. This gives you time to complete a medical questionnaire, so we can give you a massage effectively and safely.

(UN)dress the Part

Unless the service description for your message specifies that it is received clothed, undress completely for your massage. If you’ve utilized our showers and a robe from the locker room, you’ll be able to take your robe off and cover yourself in privacy in the massage room. You’ll be draped with a sheet throughout the massage. For services that are received clothed, shorts and a T-shirt are recommended.

Talk with Your Therapist

Before your massage begins, tell your therapist which areas you would like to focus on, any areas to be avoided, and any skin irritations or rashes. During your massage, let the therapist know if you feel any discomfort. Communication is the key to the perfect massage. So our massage therapists will frequently ask if the pressure is at the exact level you feel is just right.

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“Deeper” Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “Better”

Our talented and skilled massage therapists will help you determine the optimal technique and the right amount of pressure for your needs. If they feel it’s necessary, they will adjust the pressure of the massage to minimize pain and excessive tension. This will optimize the goal of your massage: to make you feel better!

Relax

Close your eyes and allow your mind and body to be quiet. Focus on how you feel. Breathe deeply and let tension slip away with each breath. Remember, this time is for you.

What to Expect After a Massage

We take every step to ensure that you feel your best during and after the massage. However, no matter how expertly we proceed, a deep tissue massage can lead to delayed soreness in the treated muscles that can last for a day or two. Please, take our massage therapists advice if they recommend specific ice, heat, or stretching protocols after your massage. This will maximize the beneficial effects of the massage while minimizing any possible negative ones.