Now that you've scheduled your massage, what's next...
If it is your first massage at Renewed Wellness please complete your intake form. You will receive an email with a link to complete it electronically. If not a form will be waiting for you when you arrive.
Read through the FAQs about what you should expect
Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to relax, use the restroom and get to know your therapist
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. Most people leave on panties/briefs. But naked is cool too. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. Let me know if you want your glutes (butt) or stomach massaged.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask any questions about your upcoming session. Remember this is your session, please let us know if you have any special needs e.g.allergies, usually are very cold. . During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, sometimes even go to sleep. We want you to communicate if/when you need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that you complete your intake form accurately and completely before you begin your session. Based on your answers your massage therapist might ask additional questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be require.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. In some instances you might experience soreness after a massage. This is temporary a warm bath will help alleviate soreness.