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Foxboro, MA 02035
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|General Information About Massage Therapy
massage is not a common part of our
contemporary cultural experience, many
people do not get the most out of a
massage because they lack the understanding
of a few simple concepts. The recipient's
only job is to relax as completely as
possible, allowing the body to become
heavy and sink into the table. Breathe
deeply as the therapist's hands locate
areas of tension, consciously trying
to let go and relax the areas. Talk,
for the most part, is unnecessary. Feel
free to give feedback if you would like
something differently, or longer. The
therapist may also ask you for feedback
regarding your comfort.
A great massage is a meditation between
therapist and recipient. This massage
is for you! Allow yourself to forget
about the thoughts of the day and enjoy
this time that is devoted entirely to
you. Just lie there - be a rag doll
- don't try to be helpful. Simply receive.
Allow the therapist to move your limbs;
he/she is trained professionally, and
knows what to do and won't hurt you.
Close your eyes� closing your eyes during
the massage experience tends to bring
your center of energy out of your head
and into your body. Here is some information
that will help you enjoy your session.
from the experience: Knowing
what you want from the massage and telling
it to the therapist early in the session
will help guide the massage therapist
through the protocols that will help
you reach those goals. Give yourself
enough time to receive the care you
need. Ask others about their experience
with the therapist and what techniques
they prefer. What results are you looking
for in your treatment?
There are many massage therapy techniques
with different intentions and expected
outcomes. Ask the therapist about
their choices for you based on your
health history and condition.
The Swedish massage techniques may
involve the application of oil or
lotion. Some of the oil may get
in your hair and around the neck.
If this is a problem, just let us
know before we start. If you have
any allergies to oils, please let
us know. You have the option of
having any excess oil wiped off
your body, or left on - just let
the therapist know your preference.
Please take off all jewelry that
you are comfortable removing.
Please remove all clothing you are
comfortable removing. After disrobing,
lie on the massage table under the
top sheet/blanket. All linen has
been laundered and sanitized. You
will be fully draped at all times.
During the massage, only the specific
area receiving treatment is exposed.
If you have the opportunity to do
so, a warm shower before your treatment
can warm up and loosen your muscles,
increasing the relaxation you experience
during the massage.
Be sure to schedule by time and
treatment and NOT by price, please.
A 15 minute massage is a quick one-region,
clothes-on massage like the neck
or arms. A 30 minute massage is
a more extensive one-region massage
where a different region can be
given care. It is recommended that
a 60 or 90 minute massage be give
for the benefit of multiple regions
for treatment and the relaxation
of the entire body to enjoy the
experience. Times sessions will
include the time for dressing and
preparation of the equipment and
No massage therapy session should
have a sexual connotation at any
time. Inappropriate gestures, verbal
comments, or behaviors will not
be tolerated and the session will
end with the client being asked
Deep tissue massage can release
more muscle tension, but may cause
increased pain during the session
and soreness after the session.
This is a normal product of the
treatment. Drink extra water after
the session and more water for a
few days later to hydrate your muscles
and detoxify the lactate acid muscle
waste products that were released
during the session. If you are sensitive
to pain, then please inform the
massage therapist about what regions,
depth of pressure, and your past
experience with treatment so that
you can enjoy the experience more.
Drink plenty of water before and
after your session so that you can
hydrate and detoxify more effectively.
If you have any questions concerning
the above procedures, please let
the massage therapist know immediately!
mobility & flexibility
your mind and body back to its center
Symptom-based care in these areas:
Let the massage therapist know your
health history. They will usually
have a questionnaire and a consent
for care form for you to complete.
Here is a list of conditions that
they will be concerned with for
Allergies (nuts, oils, scents,
Blood Pressure Problems
Liver/Gall Bladder Neuritis
you have any of the following conditions,
you may be excluded from the massage:
recent surgery, recent accidents (auto
or other acute trauma), medications
such as anticoagulants & antiplatelets
(Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Warfarin,
Ticlid, etc), cardiovascular (anti-hypertensives,
ace inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium
channel blockers), narcotic pain killers,
and anti-inflammatory (NSAID and steroidal).
We may require written consent from
the prescribing physician indicating
that massage treatment would not be
Enjoy your massage session!