Before You Arrive
It is best to schedule your massage session in advance. I sometimes do chair and table massage events off-site when I do not have appointments booked, so reserving your session time with me guarantees my availability. It also allows me time to plan your treatment if you have particular concerns.
Summer hours are in effect! Here’s my availability through Sunday, August 27, 2017:
- Mon: closed
- Tues: 7:00am – 6:00pm
- Wed: 7:00am – 8:00pm
- Thur: 7:00am – 8:00pm
- Fri: closed
- Sat: 7:00am – 3:00pm
- Sun: 7:00am – 3:00pm
To reserve your appointment time:
- Book online! I’m happy to chat with you to schedule your session, but as a solo practitioner, I am not always available to chat on the phone. (Especially if it’s, like, 4:00am. I’m a morning person, but if you call me at that hour, I will think someone died.)
- call 508-450-3667 and leave a message if I do not answer. Please include your full name, return number and times I can call you back. I will get back to you as soon as possible.
- email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), but keep in mind that if you are a new client, I will call you to have a conversation before booking so please include a call back number in the message. (I can set you up for online booking once we chat.)
Oh! and just one more thing to note: please do not schedule on behalf of anyone but yourself. If you would like to offer a massage session to a friend, please purchase a gift certificate instead. Trust me on this…I’ve had folks who were “surprised” with a well meaning massage session scheduled for them and, it was more than a bit awkward for all involved.
You’re Here! Now What?
Before your session starts, we will review a client intake and medical history form you have completed, so come a few minutes early to allow time for that. You can fill out the form once you arrive or print it here to fill out in advance. Why do I review your medical history? Because certain medications and conditions can impact how your body receives massage. No worries. What you tell me is held in the strictest confidence. I am familiar with and adhere to HIPAA regulations of privacy.
Then we’ll talk about what your expectations for the session are.
- Are you stressed out and just need to relax for an hour or so?
- Did you strain your legs with your new running mileage?
- Have you developed an overuse injury like carpal tunnel or golfer’s elbow?
- Looking to get some relief in your third trimester and ideas on labor comfort?
- Don’t know? We’ll figure that out before you are on the table and talk about your goals in relation to the time of the session.
Once we’ve discussed how you are feeling and the type of work you are looking to receive, we’ll get started! Here’s the key: communication. While you might want to zone out during treatment, it is very important to tell me if work is uncomfortable or painful…or if something felt good and I moved on from it too soon. I can read your muscles better than I can read your mind. This doesn’t mean you need to keep up a steady stream of conversation, but if you are thinking, “Gosh, I wish she would just…” say it out loud.
After The Session (Wait? There’s Homework?)
Sometimes there IS homework! Depending upon the work, I will want to know how you feel a day or two after, especially if the work was deep and you are uncomfortably sore for more than a day. So let me know. I might also give you some ideas on how to work on an area yourself between sessions.