Sessions are available by appointments only:

Monday through Saturday



Please call our office at 419.261.4142 or email (backtobasics@backtobasicsmassage.net) to schedule your appointment.

YOUR FIRST MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION

Before you receive your session, it is a good idea not to eat any large or heavy meals, sugar, caffeine, or other stimulants. You may also want to shower or bathe directly before your session, not only out of courtesy to your therapist, but also to help start loosening any tight muscles you have.

Before your session begins your therapist may ask you some questions regarding your medical history, physical condition, life-style, etc. Your therapist may assess any problem areas by observing your posture, checking for restricted or painful movement and gently pressing for tender areas.

Your session will be administered in a comfortable and private environment. Your therapist will ask you to disrobe in private and drape yourself with a sheet. You may leave your undergarments on or take them off as you prefer. The only area of your body that will be uncovered during your session will be the area your therapist is working on at that time.

Generally the areas of the body included in a full body massage are the neck, shoulders, arms (to include areas of the underarm), hands and fingers, upper and lower back, buttocks, legs (to include areas of the inner thigh), feet and toes, abdomen, rib cage, chest, face (to include the ears, nose and around eyes and mouth) and scalp. If there are any areas you would prefer not to include in your session, be sure to let your therapist know.

Be sure to inform your therapist of anything that distracts you from your comfort such as your position, the room temperature, lighting, etc. Remember, this is your time, so be comfortable. As your session begins, close your eyes and allow yourself to relax as completely as possible. Focus your attention on your breathing, which should be slow, deep and even.

Conversation, as enjoyable as it may be, can also be distracting to your relaxation and to the concentration of your therapist’s efforts. Please try to limit your conversation to feedback about your session.

If at anytime during your session you experience any pain, discomfort or uneasiness of any sort, immediately inform your therapist. Conversely, if at anytime during your session your therapist works on an area or uses a technique you find particularly enjoyable, be sure to let your therapist know.

Many people fall asleep during their session, an indication that their bodies are letting go of stress and tension.

Sometimes, as the body releases tension during a session, the mind can release emotion that is associated with that tension. If you should suddenly feel joyful, sad or angry do not be alarmed. Allow yourself to express these feelings by laughing or crying. At the very least, feel free to sigh or hum. Contrary to some notions in our society, massage therapy is a healing art, not a sexual service. Any illicit or sexually suggestive remarks or advances will result in the immediate termination of your session.

After your massage, you may want to drink extra water for the next 24 hours to help flush out the toxins released by your session. You may also want to take an Epsom or rock salt bath as well. If at all possible you may want to reap the full benefits of your session by taking a nap.

 

 


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