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17 Cocasset St.
Foxboro, MA 02035
Ph: 508-543-1866
Fx: 508-543-1867

Office Hours:
Mon, Tues & Wed 9-7
Thurs 12-7
Fri 9-3


General Information About Massage Therapy

Because 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.
  • 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 massage materials.
  • 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 to leave.
  • 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!
Expectations 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?
  • Relaxation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Pain Relief
  • Increased mobility & flexibility
  • Fluid/ lymphatic mobilization
  • Bringing your mind and body back to its center
  • Deep tissue massage
  • OR 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 treatment.
Allergies (nuts, oils, scents, etc.)
Athlete’s Foot
Blood Pressure Problems
Cardiac Issues
Circulation Problems
Cold Sweats
Digestion Problems
Endocrine Issues
Joint Problems
Liver/Gall Bladder Neuritis
Muscle Strains/Sprain
Phlebitis/Blood Clots
Recent surgery
Sinus Problems
Skin Conditions
Varicose Veins
Vertebral/Disc Problems

If 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 harmful.

Enjoy your massage session!