It’s my first massage. What should I expect?
Upon arriving, your first step is to take a really deep breath and relax. You and I will talk for a few minutes about your health history and preferences for the massage. I will customize the session for you and to your specific needs. Techniques and methods will be determined about what kind of session you would most benefit from based on your objectives. I will then leave you in privacy to disrobe to your level of comfort and to get onto the massage table. From there, you can completely relax and enjoy the calming music and therapeutic benefits of the massage.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed, however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly draped during the session.
Will I be covered during the session?
Yes. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
For a typical full body treatment, your back, front and back arms, front and back legs, and neck and shoulders are massaged. Depending on areas of tightness and your goals for the session, your upper pectorals, stomach and hip muscles can be included. Additional areas based on your post-massage activities are your facial area and scalp.
What should I do during the massage?
Make yourself comfortable. Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during the session. Feel free to ask me questions about massage or the particular technique you are receiving. Certain types of massage therapy require occasional feedback regarding pressure and technique, but most people achieve the greatest therapeutic benefits by limiting their conversation and quieting their mind so that they may completely focus on their body. The important thing is to enjoy the treatment the way that works best for you.
What if I am self-conscious about my body?
As a professionally trained Massage Therapist, I have worked on every type of body, from young to old, to large and small. Your session is based completely on your preferences, so feel free to let me know if you would rather me work through specific areas of clothing, or avoid an area all together.
How will I feel after the massage?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity/injuries. After the initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, greater productivity and heightened awareness which can last for days. It is recommended you drink plenty of water after your session to help keep your body flushed out and moving freely.
Please do not hesitate to talk with me prior to your treatment if you have any other concerns or question before receiving your massage.
Schedule your massage by calling me at 06.80.56.88.91 if you are in France or 00 33 68 05 68 891 if abroad or simply at firstname.lastname@example.org.