Never had a massage before?
Then be prepared for an incredible feeling of well-being...
BEFORE THE MASSAGE
On your first visit, you will be given a health history form to complete, so please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment. At that time, we will discuss your own goals for the massage treatment (i.e. for relaxation, for relief from pain, etc.). I may ask specific questions about your condition and may perform a physical assessment. Then I will explain the treatment plan including the goal, which areas of the body will be treated, what will be the benefits and what are the anticipated side effects of massage. After you agree with the treatment plan, I will step out of the room to let you undress in privacy. You can undress to whatever level you feel comfortable. You will then lie down on the padded massage table with a sheet (and a blanket if you wish) on top of you. When you are ready, I will come back into the room and the massage session will start.
DURING THE MASSAGE
Relaxing music may be played if you wish. You may also talk if you like. Most people just close their eyes and completely relax. Do whatever feels most comfortable. You will be asked to be on your back, on your stomach or on your side. You will be covered with a sheet at all times. Only the area being worked on will be undraped. Oils or lotions are usually used during massage. Wear clothing that will not be damaged. Whenever you feel that the pressure I am using is too deep or too light, just say so. I will change it. Be sure to let me know if you’re uncomfortable, if you have questions or other concerns. You can ask me to modify or stop the treatment at any time. This is your time.
AFTER THE MASSAGE
I will leave the room to allow you to dress in privacy and will return to give you some self-care suggestions and discuss future treatments if necessary.
Communication between the client and the therapist is the KEY to a successful treatment.
All information given on the health history form or discussed with the therapist is strictly confidential except as required by law.
Registered Massage Therapy / RMT
Shiatsu / Reflexology / Thai Massage
688 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario
(Queen Street West X Bathurst Street)