- Prior to a massage session, please remove contact lenses and jewelry.
- In general, massage is given while client is unclothed. However, the client may choose to wear undergarments. The client will be covered with a top sheet and only the area being worked on will be uncovered throughout the session. The client’s comfort is of utmost importance.
- Clients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian together with a written consent provided by the parent or legal guardian.
- If there is pain or discomfort, kindly inform the practitioner so that pressure and/or strokes may be adjusted.
- The following sometimes occur during a massage session. These are normal responses to release and relaxation. Trust your body to express what it needs to.
a. Need to move or change position
b. Sighing, yawning
c. Change in breathing
d. Stomach gurgling
e. Release of emotional feelings
f. Movement of intestinal gas
g. Energy shifts
h. Falling asleep
i. Memories (coming up)
j. Nasal congestion or nasal drip when facing down – caused by histamine release that increases fluids in the nasal area and sinus fluid release from the gravity of the face down position (prone).
- It is essential begin with deep breathing to help with relaxation. During deep pressure massage, deep breathing helps in releasing deep knotted muscles together with the practitioner.
- At times, one may feel some post-session tenderness due to the release of toxins and/or lengthening of connective tissue.
- It is advised to drink lots of water after the session to aid further in flushing out released toxins.
- It is encouraged for the client to take their time to come out of the session. It would also be good for the client to take it easy after the session and to stay in their energy for the rest of the day.