When You Arrive
When you arrive for your treatment, you will be asked to complete an intake form that involves a short medical questionnaire, a description of policies and procedures, and a consent for treatment statement that will require your signature. If you are a minor, your parent will be required to sign your consent form for you. Please note that any major medical issues or allergies not discussed with your therapist upon scheduling may affect your ability to receive certain services.
After completing your intake form, you will be led to a softly lit treatment room where your therapist will review concerns or issues, as well as discuss preferences for music, pressure, aromatherapy and anything else that might affect your comfort. The therapist will step out of the room while you disrobe and position yourself on the massage table under the provided sheet and blanket (or large bath sheet for spa services). Massage is most effective when applied directly to skin – however, you may leave undergarments on if you are uncomfortable removing them, though be aware that some products used during treatments may stain. It is also recommended that you remove watches and jewelry for your session. Your therapist will knock before re-entering the room. If you are not ready, your therapist will wait until you are.
When your treatment begins, your therapist will check in with you regarding pressure and comfort. Your body will be draped with a sheet and blanket to preserve your modesty at all times – only the area being treated at any given time will be exposed. Do not hesitate to notify your therapist if adjustments are needed to ensure your comfort, this is your time and you are entitled to enjoy it!
When your treatment is complete, your therapist will step out of the room while you get dressed. Open the door when you are ready, and your therapist will greet you with water and begin the check-out process. Increase your water intake for the rest of the day to help your body remove any waste products released from muscles during treatment, and to maintain healthy muscle tone and overall well-being. Finally, do your best to follow any self-care instructions provided by your therapist.