Always arrive 10-15 minutes early. Upon arrival, you will need to fill out a health history form. You and your massage therapist will discuss your treatment and any health conditions. We encourage you to voice any concerns you may have. We want to know your goals for the massage and what you hope to get out of the treatment, whether it's to relax or gain range of motion on that stubborn shoulder.
Once a treatment plan is discussed and agreed upon you will be left to get yourself on the massage table under the sheet provided. Throughout the massage you will remain covered except for the area being treated.
During the massage please speak up, ask questions, and voice any concerns. Good communication will help you get the most out of your experience. If you want more or less pressure, are experiencing discomfort or even enjoying it, we like to know. Your feedback helps the massage therapist customize the massage to you.
Once the massage is complete you will be left to dress. Always take your time getting up off the table, as you may feel light-headed. The treatment will then be discussed; further treatments and remedial exercises may be recommended. It is always a great idea to bring a bottle of water to your massage session as it is common to be thirsty after!!
Need more information on massage therapy? Useful websites include cmtbc.ca and rmtabc.ca.