What to Expect
Your massage will begin with a brief consultation which will involve a review of symptoms, medical history and lifestyle as well as a discussion about what you would like to achieve from the massage treatment. This information is confidential and is designed to help the therapist understand your physical condition and so guide the direction of the massage. Therapeutic needs vary from person to person and from day to day. Our therapists use a combination of methods based on your needs. The therapist will discuss with you some possible goals for your session.
For your comfort, you will be appropriately draped throughout the massage. During your massage the sheet will be moved to expose only the area being worked on, while the rest of the body will remain covered. The pressure of the strokes will be checked during the session for your comfort.
Natural waxes are used on the skin during the massage.
It is recommended that you drink plenty of water before and after a massage, particularly if you have a Lithos treatment (which is a deeper treatment using heated rocks). This helps flush out from the muscles any accumulated materials released during the massage and rehydrates the body.
To get the most out of your massage:
- Be on time
- Be an active participant in the session
- Ask questions of your therapist
- Make your wishes known
- Let the therapist know if you are uncomfortable at any time.
Above all, enjoy your massage!