What to Expect at a Massage Appointment
Welcome! You’re here at European Massage Therapy School, and you’ve made your first appointment for our student clinic today. Now what? One way you can ensure a better experience for yourself and the student therapist is communication. During the massage you are encouraged to give feedback to your student therapist. Each body is different. The student therapist has to learn your individual body and how it responds to touch techniques. Providing feedback and talking about expectations is key.
Here’s what you can expect at your first appointment:
- Your massage therapist will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and your health and wellness goals.
- The massage therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome. Students are required to learn how to read and fill out paperwork and do the notes for their clients after the massage. In the treatment room, the student will review your paperwork and ensure that there are no contraindications to receiving treatment. Please share any concerns or requests for your massage during that time.
- Before your massage, you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort.
- The therapist will leave the room while you undress. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing.
- Lie on the massage table, underneath the provided sheet or towel, which will cover your body except for the part being massaged.
- Music will be played. If you find music distracting, tell your massage therapist. The same goes for talking during your session.
- Your massage therapists should check on pressure and comfort throughout your appointment. If you’re uncomfortable at any time, tell your massage therapist.
- The massage table is padded, and may have extra attachments or cushions, such as a face cradle, which allows you to lie face down without turning your head or neck.
- Massage therapists often use oil or lotion. If you’re allergic to oils or lotions, tell your massage therapist beforehand.
- Depending on your needs and/or requests, the massage therapist will massage either the full body (except private areas) or only specific areas that need attention, such as especially tight muscles.
Remember to breathe normally.
- After your massage, the massage therapist will allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy.
The benefits of massage are cumulative, so work with your massage therapist to customize a plan to meet your health and wellness goals.
Our mission is to provide affordable massage therapy to the public in a professional setting. Our services are performed by experienced students under the supervision of licensed massage therapists and instructors with years of experience. Each massage is performed in a private, enclosed area.
Receiving a massage in our student clinic is a great way to give yourself the gift of wellness and relaxation! Call (702) 202-2455 today to schedule your appointment!