Massage therapy is a wonderful tool for improving health and vitality. It promotes well-nourished, healthy, vibrant skin, as well as improving the circulation of blood and lymph fluid. It relaxes muscles, improves joint mobility and enhances tissue elasticity. It improves immune system functioning and energy flow. A massage treatment session is also an opportunity for stress release, both physically and emotionally.
How To Get The Most Benefit From Your Massage Session:
• Be as receptive and open to the process as possible.
• Don't eat just before a massage session. After your massage, drink extra water and allow time for quiet reflection.
• Be on time so that you don't arrive in a frenzied, rushed state. It is very important to be on time for your massage. Massage therapy appointments are scheduled for one hour, with 15 minutes between each session. Arriving on time allows for a full 60 minutes of "table time." However, if you are more than 5 minutes late for your massage, the length of your session may be affected. Please let Sharyl know at least 12 hours in advance if you need to cancel.
• Remember that only the area of the body being worked on will be uncovered at a time - the rest of the body is covered with a sheet. Your modesty and comfort is of utmost importance. Towel draping is an available alternative to sheet draping for Swedish Massage.
• If you don't want to remove all of your clothing, wear clothing that you will be comfortable wearing during the massage and that will allow Sharyl to touch and move the areas of your body you expect to have worked on.
• Please give Sharyl accurate health information. Don't be afraid to discuss any concerns you may have. It is important to be as comfortable as possible during your massage. Sharyl is a professional and is dedicated to helping you feel at ease.
• Good communication is important. Before the session, please let Sharyl know what your needs are. During the session, feel free to report any discomfort, whether it is from the massage, room temperature, music volume, lighting, etc.
• Breathing helps to facilitate relaxation. If you realize you are holding your breath, let yourself breathe slowly and deeply.
• Massage has its greatest benefits over time. The more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the quicker your body will respond. From one session to the next, relaxation deepens as the chronic patterns of stress are affected and released.
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