How will the massage feel?
Massage on normal tissue is almost always a pleasant sensation. Massage in the area of injury or chronic pain may at first cause some discomfort, which usually lessons markedly after the first couple minutes. Your massage therapist is skilled in knowing ways to minimize pain, and will work carefully with what feels right to you.
Knowing your massage therapist:
It is important to feel comfortable with your massage therapist. Ask questions or share concerns whenever they come up. Your questions are important and vital to receive the appropriate care in all the areas that need to be addressed, and for your proper healing.
Take control of your massage.
You are the expert on your healing. Your massage therapist can suggest approaches, but you control the direction and pace of each massage.
You can choose whether or not to undress, fully or partially. Your massage therapist will leave the room while you get ready, and you will be completely under the sheets except for the part of your body being massaged. Your massage therapist can work through the sheet on sensitive areas, or avoid them altogether if you prefer.
Tell your massage therapist what feels good and what does not. If one technique or position is not relaxing or is painful, your massage therapist knows many others. You do not have to explain to your massage therapist why, just let them know. Trust your feelings and you will get the most out of your session.
How will I feel after my massage?
Many people leave a massage feeling more relaxed, free from chronic aches and pains, and stress free. Occasionally, however, you might feel listless, sore, or tired. This can occur but rarely happens, and is attributed to the releasing of toxins that have been encapsulated in your system. This feeling usually goes away by the following day after a good nights rest and drinking plenty of water to flush your system.