My First Massage
If you have never experienced a professional massage you may have questions or concerns about what happens at a therapeutic massage session, or you may simply be curious. This page will give you a brief description of a typical first massage session in my office.
Next, I will show you to my massage room and give you a brief explanation about how to make yourself ready for the massage. I will leave the room and allow you to get ready privately. Most people undress completely but if you are more comfortable wearing a swimsuit or undergarments you may do so. At all times during the massage you will be covered with a clean sheet, except for the area I am massaging. During the massage you will be comfortably supported by the padded massage table, and bolsters or pillows.
During a typical full-body relaxation massage session I will begin the massage with you lying on your back. First there's a scalp massage, then your neck and shoulders are massaged using a specially formulated massage lotion. Next, I'll massage your arms and hands, then move to your feet and legs. Once I finish with the front of your legs, I'll ask you to turn over onto your belly. The massage session will continue with the backs of your legs, and finish with your back and shoulders.
At all times I try to be sensitive to your preferences for more or less pressure in order to encourage a safe, healing, and profoundly relaxing experience.
After the massage, it is normal to feel quite relaxed. Some may need time to sit and relax before they are ready to drive. Take your time. Massage is a reliable means of reducing the effects of stress, relaxing and loosening tight muscles, reducing painful muscle spasms and chronic muscle tension, and relaxing and rejuvenating the whole body.
Once you've dressed, I'll bring you some cool water and we'll discuss
your massage experience. Then just pay for the massage and we're done....until
Before MassageIf possible, schedule business or chores before your massage so the healing benefits of massage aren't disrupted
Avoid a eating a heavy meal 2 hours prior to the massage
Avoid any caffeine-related or alchohol containing beverages
Consider shaving to avoid unnecessary discomfort
Avoid wearing strong colognes, perfumes or hairsprays
Arrive for the massage a few minutes early to complete the client intake form
Use the restroom prior to the massage
During MassageTalking is welcomed, but silence may benefit you more
Feel free to advise the massage therapist of any discomfort or pain
Allow yourself to relax and enjoy the feeling of the massage
Sleep if you want to, it's really ok
After MassageDrink plenty of water
Relax, move around a bit
Limit strenuous activity for a while, just let yourself feel good
Enjoy living in, or visiting San Antonio
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