WHAT TO EXPECT
While some massage facilities claim to offer a 60-minute massage, it’s really more like 50 minutes. Not here. if you’re scheduled for 60 minutes, you get 60 minutes of hands-on bodywork.
Massage may be a new experience for you. Whenever we try something new and we don’t know what to expect, we naturally may feel apprehensive or nervous. If this is a concern to you, you will be glad to know that the massage therapists at Sacramento Massage Studio completely understand and will do everything possible to ensure that your experience is a positive and rewarding one. Expect a peaceful and comfortable environment–this is our MO. On the off-chance that there are any distractions (room temperature, volume of music, etc.) or physical discomfort, please let your therapist know and we will resolve the issue promptly.
How to Prepare:
Upon arrival, you’ll be asked about your reasons for getting a massage, as well as your current physical condition, medical history, stress level, areas of pain, and other pertinent topics.
You’ll be asked to undress yourself and drape yourself with the sheet provided by the therapist (don’t worry, we won’t be in the room). Many people do not wear any clothing during the treatment, but this is up to the individual. You may choose to leave on underwear. You’ll lie down on a comfortably padded massage table. The therapist will undrape only the part of the body to be massaged. We are careful to always respect the client’s modesty.
Receiving the Massage:
One of the fine things about getting a massage is that it lets you take a break from clocks and schedules. Relax,breathe deeply and regularly, let go. No need to try to help the therapist in any way–when it’s time for an arm to be lifted, let it be lifted for you. Your therapist is a trained professional and is there to take care of you. Let yourself be taken care of. You are in good hands.
After the Massage:
When the massage is over, there’s no need to get up immediately and rush out the door. We’re not tapping our feet, waiting for you to leave. We understand that massage is a deeply relaxing experience and that it in order to enjoy the full effect, it’s best to do things in a natural flow of time. Lie still with your eyes closed, bask in whatever you’re feeling for a few minutes longer. Though it’s common to feel a bit slowed down in the initial period following the massage, it is just as common shortly thereafter that clients experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity–often lasting for days after their session. Oh, but some strong advice: since one of the great things about massage is that it helps your soft tissues release toxins , please make sure to drink plenty of water afterward to help your body rinse that stuff out.