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Before the Massage
The Therapist may perform a physical assessment before discussing how the treatment should proceed. All of this information will allow the Therapist to do a proper assessment and form an appropriate treatment plan. Once you have agreed to the treatment plan, the Therapist will explain how to prepare for the massage. The Therapist will explain what he or she will do, the effects and side effects of treatment and receive your consent to the treatment plan. Then the Therapist will leave the room to allow you to disrobe in privacy. You may remove as little clothing as you wish. Massage can be done over clothing or a sheet. You will be asked to lie down on the massage table with a sheet or towel on top of you. The Therapist will return after you have acknowledged that you are ready. During treatment, only the area that is actually being worked on is uncovered.
During the Massage
You may also ask to specifically avoid certain techniques and areas of the body. All Massage Therapists are trained to use a variety of techniques to achieve similar goals.
After the Massage
At the end of the treatment, the Therapist will leave the room to give you time to dress. The Therapist may then provide some self-care suggestions such as ice or heat packs, stretches or exercises.
Please remember to drink plenty of water after a massage therapy treatment. This helps to flush out toxins from the body that have accumulated in the muscle tissues that have just been manipulated.
Pain or tenderness may be felt after a massage therapy treatment. This is normal. If you have any questions or worrisome pain, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic at 525-5799. It is best to relax and take it easy after a treatment. Do not exercise for 24 hours after a treatment. We recommend that you not exercise for 48 hours to receive optimum benefit from the treatment.