First massage? What to expect:

Even the most enjoyable experiences can be pretty stressful, particularly the first time we try them. And of course most of us don't like being the "new kid on the block"  So here's a brief  "peek" into a typical massage session designed to calm some of those first time jitters. 

The Intake Interview

If this is your first massage ever or your first massage at Tranquil Escape, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete an intake form. The intake form is used to document your current state of health and gives your informed consent to receive massage therapy.

You will have a brief interview before your massage to discuss your goals for the session, any condition that may affect your massage and specific areas of your body that you want (or don't want) included in your session. Sharing your goals will allow me to customize the session to your needs.

 The Massage Session

I will leave the room to give you time to disrobe. Take off only as much clothing as you are comfortable removing. Only that part of your body which is being massaged will be uncovered. Under NO circumstances will your genitals or gluteal cleft be exposed or massaged. 

Despite what you may have heard, massage isn't supposed to hurt. The best results are achieved when the pressure is well within your comfort zone. Using the 1-10 pain scale you should never feel anything beyond a 5 on that scale. If you feel any discomfort, please let me know.

Remember, this is your time to relax. If anything would help you feel more comfortable, please let me know.

You can chat during the massage or stay quiet, as you choose. I'll follow your lead.

At the conclusion of your session I will exit the room to allow you time to get your bearings and get dressed. Please get up slowly, if you feel dizzy or light headed, do not get off the table, take a couple of good deep breaths until the feeling passes.

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