Your First Professional Massage at Sunrise Bodycare

Preliminary Information

  • Your massage therapist will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and wellness goals.

  • The massage therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome.

  • This information will help the massage therapist structure the session to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Privacy

  • Before your massage, you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort. The massage therapist will leave the room while you undress.

  • Lie on the massage table, underneath the provided sheet or towel, which will cover your body except for the part being massaged.

Environment

  • Music might be played. If you find music distracting, tell your massage therapist. The same goes for talking during your session.

  • Your massage therapist should check on pressure and comfort throughout your appointment. If you're uncomfortable at any time, tell your massage therapist.

Massage Therapy Session

  • Massage therapists often use oil or lotion. If you're allergic to oils or lotions, tell your massage therapist beforehand.

  • Depending on your needs, the massage therapist will massage either the full body (except private areas) or only specific areas that need attention, such as especially tight muscles.

  • Table massage usually lasts between 30 and 90 minutes.

  • After your massage, the massage therapist will allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy.

  • Depending on the environment, tips are appreciated to recognize outstanding service, but not required.

American Massage Therapy Association. (2021). What to Expect at Your Massage Session.

https://www.amtamassage.org/find-massage-therapist/what-to-expect-at-massage-session/