Before your first massage, you will complete some intake paperwork and a health history. Make sure to discuss your history and goals with your massage therapist.
Once a treatment strategy has been determined, the therapist will leave the room to allow you to undress and get onto the table. Some people like to take off all their clothing, while others leave on their undergarments or other articles of clothing. If you choose to be fully clothed, please wear loose fitting clothing (like sweatpants and a t-shirt) so that your movement will not be restricted. Cover yourself with the linens on the table. Before re-entering the room to begin the treatment, your therapist will knock on the door.
LMTs are trained to ensure the sheet on the massage table always drapes you and protects your privacy. Only the body part being worked on will be uncovered. Your therapist periodically check if the pressure intensity is at a good level. You should communicate with your therapist about pressure at any time, as well as about draping or any pain you might be feeling throughout the massage. You can expect complete quiet from your therapist or relaxing conversation if you prefer. Calming music can also be played if you wish.
Your LMT will let you know when the massage is complete and will leave the room while you dress. When you’re ready, open the door to signal to your therapist to come back. You will then be provided with water, self-care advice, and your recommended treatment plan. Feel free to ask your therapist any questions you may have at this point.