STEP 1. ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN
When you arrive at Mend Me Massage Therapy, you'll be greeted by the receptionist or therapist. They may ask you to fill out a brief health questionnaire to ensure they are aware of any specific health conditions or preferences you have.
STEP 2. CONSULTATION
Our massage therapist will then take you to a private room where they will discuss your health history, any specific concerns you have, and your massage preferences. This consultation helps the therapist tailor the massage to your needs.
STEP 3. PRIVACY & COMFORT
The therapist will leave the room to give you privacy while you undress to your level of comfort. You'll typically be asked to undress to your underwear, but you can choose to keep some or all of your clothing on if you prefer. You'll then lie on a comfortable massage table, usually covered with soft sheets.
As a therapist, confidentiality is a crucial ethical principle that guides your professional practice. Confidentiality refers to the ethical and legal obligation to safeguard and protect the privacy of your clients and the information they share with you during the course of therapy. Respecting and upholding confidentiality is essential for building trust between you and your clients and creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment.
STEP 4. GETTING COMFORTABLE
Before the therapist returns to the room, you'll have a few moments to get comfortable on the massage table. You'll lie face-down or face-up, depending on the type of massage you'll receive. There will be a sheet or blanket to cover yourself, and you can also ask for an additional blanket if you feel chilly.
STEP 5. THE MASSAGE BEGINS
Massage Techniques (Check Service Page): During the massage, the therapist will use various techniques based on your preferences and areas of concern. These can include long, gliding strokes (effleurage), kneading, tapping, friction, stretching, and more. If at any point during the massage you experience discomfort or if the pressure is too intense, let the therapist know so they can adjust their approach accordingly.
Breathing and Relaxation: The therapist may encourage you to take deep breaths to enhance relaxation and reduce tension. Breathing deeply can also help you release stress and connect with the therapeutic process.
Communication: Open communication is crucial during the massage. If you have any questions, concerns, or feel uncomfortable, don't hesitate to speak up. You can request changes in pressure, focus on specific areas, or ask for more or less time on a particular body part.
Turning Over (Optional): Depending on the massage type and your comfort level, the therapist may ask you to turn over onto your back during the session. They will ensure you are properly draped with the sheet or blanket for modesty and warmth.
Closing the Massage: Toward the end of the massage, the therapist will gradually ease the pressure and bring the session to a close. They will step out of the room to allow you a few moments to re-dress in privacy.
STEP 6. AFTERCARE AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Once you are dressed, the therapist will return to the room. They may offer you a glass of water to help flush out toxins from your body and rehydrate your muscles.
The therapist may provide you with some aftercare recommendations, such as stretching exercises, self-massage techniques, or tips for maintaining the benefits of the massage.
Remember, the primary goal of the massage is to promote relaxation, reduce muscle tension, and enhance your overall well-being. Each massage therapist may have their own style and approach, so don't hesitate to ask questions and communicate your preferences. Enjoy the experience, and feel free to book future sessions if you find it beneficial for your physical and mental health.