What to expect during a massage
The massage is usually administered with the client lying undressed (underwear may be on or off depending on preference) on a massage table, draped in a towel to maintain a constant body temperature, with only the area being worked on exposed. Oil is applied to the skin to reduce friction.
Each massage can be tailored to suit each individual specific needs eg. deep and firm or light and relaxing.
Make the most of your massage treatment
- Always let the therapist know if you’re too hot or too cold. It won’t be therapeutic if you’re uncomfortable.
- Tell your therapist if you’re taking any medication.
- Pregnant women should not be massaged on the abdomen in the first three months.
- People with heart conditions may have circulatory problems that can be exacerbated by heavy massage.
- Any open sore or healing wound should not be massaged (it can cause it to reopen or spread an infection).
- Allergic reactions to essential oils are very rare, but alert the practitioner if you have skin condition.