What to Expect During Bodywork
What is the treatment room like?
The treatment room is is a safe, soothing environment that's kept warm
and quiet. The room is air conditioned during the warmer summer months.
I use the bodyCushion from Body Support Systems for your added comfort.
There is an extensive selection of compact discs offering relaxing,
Will you be in the room when I disrobe?
No, after a brief orientation I will leave the room for several minutes
giving you an opportunity to undress privately and get on to the table.
Will I be covered during the session?
Yes, you will be covered by a cotton sheet during your massage. Only
the area being worked will be uncovered.
What should I do during the massage?
Relax and enjoy! I encourage you to give me feedback if there is
anything that would make your experience more enjoyable. If, at any
time, you feel uncomfortable, please let me know so we can alter the
session to your liking. Many people are silent throughout the massage,
while others find it helpful to talk about how their lives are going.
It's up to you.
How much pressure is used?
Depending on your preferences the pressure can vary from light to very
deep. When someone does not voice a preference my pressure can best be
described as 'firm'. The more specific you are with feedback the better
I am able to assist you.
Will oil be used?
For my sessions I use sweet almond oil. I have found that it is a nice,
medium weight oil that does not leave you feeling greasy. I will
occasionally use some lotion when necessary. I don't usually use
scented oils because I find that the scent can linger long after the
session is over, which may interfere with the next patrons' enjoyment.
Should the oil be washed off after the massage?
The oil is a great moisturizer for people with drier skin. If you do
not like the feeling of having some oil on your skin a towel is
provided for that purpose.
Must I completely undress?
It is not necessary to remove all your clothing for your session,
however I find that most people do. Depending on your needs, clothing
can hinder the application of some massage strokes (particularly to the
What parts of my body will be massaged?
Before your session begins we will discuss what options are best suited
for your needs. About half of my sessions tend to be full-body massages
while the other half is usually localized work in a few areas (back and
neck for example).Under no circumstances will I provide sexual services
of any kind.
How long will the session last?
Most appointments are scheduled for one hour. However I do quite a few
90 minute sessions each week. Still others prefer a shorter half-hour
Should I bring a change of clothes?
Many people enjoy bringing some comfortable clothes to change into
after the session is over. There's nothing like getting a nice massage
and then climbing back into some uncomfortable work clothes.