WHAT TO EXPECT

Preliminary Information

  • We will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and your health and wellness goals.

  • We will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome.

  • This information will help the your massage therapist structure the session to achieve your health and wellness goals.


Privacy

  • Before your massage, you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort.

  • The massage therapist will leave the room while you undress. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing.

  • Lie on the massage table, underneath the provided sheet or blanket, which will cover your body except for the part being massaged.

Environment

  • Music might be played. If you find music distracting, tell your massage therapist. 

  • Your massage therapist will check on pressure and comfort throughout your appointment. If you're uncomfortable, at any time, tell your massage therapist.

  • The massage table is padded, and will have extra attachments or cushions, such as a face cradle, which allows you to lie facedown without turning your head or neck.


Massage Therapy Session

  • We often use massage cream. If you're allergic to creams, tell your massage therapist beforehand.

  • Depending on your needs, and as agreed upon by you, we will massage either the full body (except private areas) or only specific areas that need attention, such as especially tight muscles.

  • Remember to breathe normally.

  • Table massage will last beween 60 and120 minutes.

  • After your massage, your massage therapist will allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy.


Follow Up

  • The benefits of massage therapy are cumulative, so we will work with you to customize a plan to meet your health and wellness goals.

  • Massage therapy may cause some muscle soreness, similar to a workout for a few days following the treatment.  Nurture your body as changes are taking place and drink lots of extra water.

 

503-874-6307

Located near Washington Park Zoo
5319 SW Westgate Drive, Suite 219
Portland, OR  97221

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