1. What should I expect from Body Harmony?
Your massage therapist will call you the day before your massage to confirm and remind you of your appointment. You will also be called the day of your appointment, when your therapist is on the way. There is a fifteen minute set up, and your 60 minute massage starts immediately after the set up is complete. Once the session is over you will have a few minutes to relax on the table before getting up. Payment is due at time of service and can be handled before or after your massage is completed.
2. What’s expected of me, as the massage client?
You should relax as much as you can during your massage session. You should also speak up if you have questions or need your massage therapist to alter the pressure in any way. It’s very important that you tell your massage therapist any medical issues, recent injuries and/or surgeries you may have. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, inform the therapist BEFORE your session starts. Very deep massage, as well as reflexology massage and intense pressure point therapy can disrupt a pregnancy early on!
3. Will I have to get undressed?
Yes. However your safety as a client is most important and your modesty will be protected at all times. Many clients choose to leave their underwear and/or a bra on. Also, the massage table is covered with sheets and a blanket for warmth and coziness. You will never be completely exposed during the massage, modest and professional ‘draping’ techniques will be used at all times.
4. Will the massage be painful, leave marks on me, or cause me to be sore?
The massage should not be painful, don’t hesitate to ask your massage therapist to adjust the pressure for you. Some pain during the massage is normal, especially if a lot of ‘knots’ are being worked out. As a client you will learn the difference between ‘good pain’ and bad pain’. The massage should not leave marks on you, although some residual redness from increased circulation is normal to see on your body for a few hours after the massage. You may be a little sore the first day after your massage. This is normal. However if you have any questions, concerns, or undue pain/soreness after your massage, you can always call your massage therapist.
5. Do I need to provide any materials, sheets etc. for my massage therapist?
No. When you schedule your appointment, the massage therapist will talk with you about any concerns or special needs you may have and then provide any extra pillows, blankets etc. that are required.