Your First Session

When visiting peoples’ houses, I bring my table, sheets, a blanket, MP3  player, Clorox wipes. The table is six and a half feet long, and requires about two feet of work space on every side. I also use almond oil, so if you have nut allergies, please tell me when you schedule your massage.

 

Initial table setup takes about ten minutes, with breakdown taking a comparable amount of time. During the setup, I will sterilize the table, set up the music, and dress the table with sheets and a blanket. It’s also helpful to discuss any problems you might be having and for the you to fill out initial intake paperwork while I set up.

 

After the table is set up and we’ve decided on a course of action, I will leave the room to wash my hands and to allow the you to disrobe and get on the table. You may disrobe to your comfort level, even leaving on all of your clothing. If you would like to remain clothed, though, I do ask that you wear clothing made of non-abrasive materials.

 

My intention is to create a comfortable, non-threatening atmosphere for your massage. To that end, you will be draped during the massage, and your private areas will not be exposed. Whatever purpose this massage is to serve for you, it will not be sexual.

 

I also expect some level of communication during the massage. Occasionally, I will ask you about your massage, and I need truthful responses. I also ask that you tell me if something makes you feel uncomfortable, whether it is the draping or a sharp fingernail. And while certain sorts of massage are inherently painful, if the pain becomes too much, I don’t want you to feel as though you have to “bear it out.” Tell me. There might be an alternate approach. My goal is the make your experience as pleasant as possible, while still accomplishing your goals for the session.

 

After especially deep work, you might experience a bit of soreness or discomfort for the next day or two, as though you’ve exercised too much. This is quite normal and is usually helped by a larger water intake and icing the affected area.

 

If you have any questions, please ask me, either in person, by phone, or by email.