Five Points Therapeutic Massage  

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Specialist
        

Tips for a Great Massage

  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment to go through medical history, consult and filling out paperwork. This information will help me structure the session to achieve your health and wellness goals.


  • Take off only as much clothing as you are comfortable removing. During the session you will be draped. I only undrape the area I am working on and re-drape once I am done. So underwear or freestylin', I will not be seeing your booty or privates.


  • Speak up! Don't be shy. Is the room too bright? How about the table? Is it too cold or too warm? Don't like the music? You can bring your own CD or earbuds. You will not be hurting my feelings. Remember this is your time to relax.


  • Now the most important thing! Pressure during the session. Massage should not hurt. It is a misconception that for massage to work it has to hurt or bruise. Absolutely not. It's not about how deep the pressure. It is about knowing where to press. You might experience some discomfort if there is an injury or trigger point but not pain. Communication with me is key. If you are told that Deep Tissue or Trigger Point is "like Swedish but very painful" and "you might bruise and hurt for days" then you should consider trying out another therapist. (Me for example :) 


  • Don't worry about falling asleep because you might snore. Snoring is a compliment. Forgetting to shave your legs or not wearing makeup is also no problem at all. Go ahead and relax.


  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to replenish liquids and flush out toxins.


  • To tip or not to tip?? It really is up to you. Everyone likes a gratuity but a referral is even better. If you had an outstanding experience please tell your friends.