If you have never received a massage before...
How should I dress?
- Come to the massage dressed as you normally would be anywhere.
- Dress down to your own personal comfort level, we will work around whatever you decide.
- For a 30 minutes Sports Massage, loose sportswear is best as this service will be performed over your clothes.
- Women, keeping your underwear bottoms on is fine, but if you keep your bra on, it makes it difficult for the therapist to work on your back.
- Men who wear boxers, loose fitting ones are best. Boxer briefs make it a little more difficult to work certain areas of the hips/thighs, but it is still manageable.
- Remove obstructive jewelry before getting on the table. Necklaces, earrings, watches/bracelets, etc.
- For women (or long-haired men), having a hair-tie available is never a bad idea.
- Please, DO NOT start undressing before the therapist leaves the room, and always get under the sheet before the therapist comes back in.
- We are legally required to drape/cover you.
Prior to First Massage Session
Do's and Don't s
- Don’t eat or drink right before your massage session.
- Do arrive 10 minutes early:
- Fill out our Intake Form. You may also save time by downloading it ahead and filling it out ahead of time.
- Discuss any conditions you would like to address with your therapist.
If you are pregnant, or recently gave birth
- Check with your doctor if it’s safe for you to receive a massage.
- If you gave birth within the last 6 weeks, you must receive a postnatal massage session. Although you’re not pregnant anymore, careful precautions must be taken after giving birth. Please check with your doctor prior to booking with us.
After your massage session
- Drink plenty of water, why? Because during a massage, fluids are being pumped out of the soft tissue and into your circulatory system and then flushed out when you pee. This is the reason why it is so common to pee right after a session. By replenishing the lost fluid, you will stay hydrated and prevent symptoms such as headaches and loss of balance (caused by dehydration). In addition, drinking plenty of water will help your kidneys eliminate the waste your body couldn't circulate on its own.
- Discuss with your therapist next steps to follow and/or any recommendations.