What to Expect During a Massage
Much like many medical or health related procedures, the first time undergoing massage therapy can be a bit of a question mark. If you’re like us you prefer these types of experiences to not be a mystery, so let’s look at a few things we cover before, during, and after your massage. This will help you get the most out of your deep tissue massage, accident/injury massage, or chair massage experience, while allowing you to relax without concern.
Before Your Massage Begins
If this is your first visit to Healing Works the first thing you will need to do is fill out a health intake form before your massage begins. The health intake form asks basic questions about your health including medications you are taking, injuries you have or have had in the past, and any current or past health issues. If you have an extensive medications list, we can send you the intake form before your appointment so you can list them all out, or be sure to bring a list of your medications with you when you come to the office. The form also asks you about any muscular discomfort you are experiencing. Once you’re done with your health intake form your therapist will introduce themselves and direct you towards the massage room.
During Your Massage
Before you get on the massage table, your therapist will talk briefly with you about your health intake form, any problem areas that you indicated on the form, and answer any questions you might have about massage therapy and its benefits. Your therapist will leave the room while you get on the table. You will be instructed to undress to your comfort level and lay on the table under the blanket and sheet. During your massage, you will have the blanket and sheet over you at all times. The therapist will only uncover the area they will be working on.
Remember, this is your massage so if there is anything that makes you uncomfortable—the pressure is too much or not enough or something hurts—let your therapist know so they can address these issues so you can relax and enjoy your massage.
After the Massage
At the end of the massage your therapist will leave the room while you get off the table and get dressed. They will meet you outside the room with water which you will be instructed to drink plenty of for the rest of the day. Water helps to flush the toxins out of your body that might have been released during the massage.
At Healing Works we are dedicated to your health and recovery. Our professional massage therapists are here to help you. If you’re interested in setting up and appointment, please feel free to give us a call or fill out our contact form.