Before the massage, some discussion will take place between client and therapist in order to ascertain what treatment will best suit the client’s needs. There is some paperwork to complete to highlight any medical history that may influence the method of massage. The therapist will then explain to the client, what modalities are recommended to achieve the best result for the client.
The therapist will guide the client to the massage room, explaining the position in which they would like the client to set themselve on the massage table. The therapist will then leave the room in order for the client to undress and get into position.
Generally it is normal for the client to remove their clothing to a stage of briefs only. This will enable the therapist to massage the skin of the client without interruption to the client. (If the client is uncomfortable removing their clothing to this stage of undress, the therapist can of course, work around the client’s wishes.) The therapist will then reenter the room and begin the massage.
The therapist will advise the client that the massage has finished and to slowly get themselves dressed after the therapist has left the room. It is recommended to sit up from the massage table very slowly as there may be a feeling of light headedness from being in a state of deep relaxation for the period of the massage. Take time to dress and have a drink of the water provided. The following points will assist in the massage recovery: