A quick rundown on massage therapy and what to expect
Most people are familiar with the basic concept of what massage is. Some have a good idea of what is actually involved in massage and the benefits that that can be obtained, where for others it is an unfamiliar area of treatment. For those of you that may have questions, here is a rundown on massage therapy in general, what you can expect and the types of therapy provided at Mountain View Massage & Health.
Your first visit
When you make an appointment for treatment here at Mountain View Massage & Health, you can make your booking based on the type of massage or treatment you require (if you know what type of treatment you want), the time you have available, or simply based on affordability (see prices here).
Please don’t hesitate to ask for advice when booking if you are unsure about what you need.
On your first visit, I will take your contact details and a short case history which will include questions regarding your overall state of health, and any injuries or illnesses you may be experiencing. The case history usually takes only 5-10 minutes and on subsequent visits only needs to be updated if there are changes.
Use of massage oil and essential oils means that it is generally necessary to remove clothing on the areas being massaged (underwear is left on). If you are only having your back massaged, you can leave clothing on the lower half of your body if you wish. Similarly, if you are having your legs or feet massaged then it will be necessary to remove clothing from this area.
The simple truth is that some people are uncomfortable with getting undressed, while others don’t give it a thought. But if you have concerns please note the following:
- I always leave the room until you are undressed and on the massage table
- Areas not being massaged will be covered with a towel during the massage
- It is my responsibility to do my best to ensure you feel comfortable and safe at all times