Journey to Health
 

 

What to expect from your first session:

  1. Before your Massage: You will be asked to fill out a confidential Health History Form.  This will help the therapist determine the appropriate type of therapy to help meet your needs.  The therapist will then explain the process, including how to position yourself on the table.  She’ll leave the room while you disrobe to your comfort level and get under the top sheet.  You will be draped with a sheet at all times, exposing only that area of your body that is being worked on.

    Please note that Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release sessions are done over the clothes.  You will be asked to remove shoes and jewelry and lie down on the table.  A blanket will be provided for comfort.

  2. Communicating Your Preferences:  All aspects of treatment can be modified to your taste: amount of light, type (or absence) of music, room temperature, and whether or not you choose to have a conversation or enjoy the treatment in silence. Each session will be customized to your specific needs, addressing those areas which require the most attention. Tell the therapist if you would like her to give you a deep massage or be gentler.  Please give feedback regarding any pain or discomfort.  Together, you and your therapist can create the most therapeutic treatment for YOU.   Feel free to ask questions during or after the treatment. The therapist would enjoy knowing your thoughts and clarifying any issues you may have.

    When the hands-on portion of the session is completed, please wait to get dressed until the therapist has left the room. Upon returning, we will have a brief discussion about the progress made during the session and what you might do to follow up on that progress, as well as decide whether you need to schedule future sessions.

  3. After your Massage:  Be sure to drink plenty of water to re-hydrate and flush the toxins from your body. You may also experience some muscle soreness after your massage depending on the type of massage you request and the length of time since your last massage session.  If you have any questions or concerns in the days following your massage, please call right away.

 

 

 

 

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