This is my 1st Massage Ever! What should I expect?
Before you begin your session, it is a good idea not to eat any large or heavy meals, sugar, caffeine, or other stimulants. You may also want to shower or bathe directly before your session, not only out of courtesy to your therapist, but also to help start loosening any tight muscles you might have.
Your therapist will give you privacy to disrobe and slide under our fresh sheets. Most people do not wear any clothing during their massage, but it is up to you to decide what you are most comfortable with. You will be draped properly and covered by the sheet. Next, clear your mind, and let the therapist do all the work. Enjoy!
What Will the Massage or Bodywork Feel Like?
A general massage session will consisted of broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Everyone has their on preference of pressure; some like deep pressure while others may like a lighter touch. If the muscles are tight or injured it may be a little tender due to waste products built up in the muscle tissue. The massage session should be pain free, but if you feel any type of discomfort, you should communicate with your therapist immediately so that another approach can be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.