....affects the body as a whole ....has been found to enhance & maintain
health and well being ....counteracts the effects of stress ....decreases
edema ....offers relief from pain ....decreases fatigue ....revitalizes
the body & mind ....heightens body awareness ....strengthens immune
system ....increases joint mobility ....assists with preparation of or
recovery from over-exertion.
Massage....How to Receive
The recipient's only job is to relax as completely as possible, allowing the
body to become heavy and sink into the table
Because massage is not a common part of our contemporary cultural experience,
many people do not get the most out of a massage because they lack the
understanding of a few simple techniques...
Breathe deeply as the therapists' hands locate areas of tension, consiously
trying to let go and relax those areas
Talk, for the most part, is unnecassary. A great massage is the result of meditation
between therapist and recipient
Feel free to give feedback if you would like something done differently or longer
The massage is for you, just lie there ~ be a rag doll ~ Do not try to be helpful
Simply receive, allow the therapist to move your limbs, she is trained
professionally and knows what to do & will not hurt you
Close your eyes, see with your sense of touch
Feel your body both inside & out
Closing your eyes during the massage experience tends to bring your center of energy out of your head
and into your body
Modesty and the highest regard for client confidentiality is always observed.
Cancellation notice as early as possible is appreciated.
Prenatal clients should discuss massage with their doctor prior to the massage.
Gift certificates are available and appropriate for all occasions.
Arrive on time.
Complete the confidential medical intake form.
Inform therapist of any changes concerning physical, emotional or medical well being
since last visit.
Communicate any concerns, dis-comfort or questions to the therapist as they arise.
Allow yourself to forget about the thoughts of the day and enjoy the massage during and after the session.