What To Expect
Before The Massage
For your first appointment with Good Medicine Massage, please either:
Print and complete the intake form and bring it to your first appointment
Arrive early to complete the intake form.
The intake form will help inform the therapist of any conditions or medications that might be affected by your bodywork.
Please be prepared to list all current medications (prescription, over the counter and supplements). Please note that if you are on any blood thinning medications (ie Coumadin, Warfarin, etc) a doctor’s advice is a good precaution before proceeding with massage therapy.
Please drink water before your massage. Your muscles will respond better if they are well hydrated.
The therapist will listen to your needs. You are encouraged to discuss and help make a plan to best achieve your desired outcome and answer all your questions.
During The Massage
You may choose to disrobe completely, leave undergarments on or stay dressed based on your comfort level, and the type of massage being performed. A sheet (and blanket if you like) will cover you, if you choose to undress. (On cold days, the table warmer is available to keep you nice and cozy – please ask.)
Proper draping is always utilized and only the area of the body that is receiving bodywork will be undraped.
Massage can also easily and effectively be administered while you are fully clothed, or with only minimal clothing removal. Never feel as though you need to undress any further than your comfort level.
The therapist will ask for feedback regarding pressure and comfort. You are encouraged to communicate your needs at all times, and depending upon your desired type of treatment, communication relevant to what you are experiencing may be necessary during your session.
If you are mainly looking for relaxation-focused massage, you are encouraged to rest quietly and “be present to your body.” Your therapist will remain quiet, or allow you to initiate light conversation. This allows you to fully relax and increase your body awareness.
Relaxing music will enhance your experience. A variety of playlists and music styles are available.
Your massage therapist is experienced and trained in a variety of techniques: neuromuscular massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, myofascial release therapy, SMRT (positional release) and deep tissue massage. You will receive a high quality custom massage that integrates these techniques to best meet your desired outcome.
After The Massage
It is important to drink water after your massage. Good hydration will help your body make the most of the increased circulation and other benefits from the massage.
If possible, it’s best to rest after your massage. This will give your body time to let the changes sink in and give you the maximum benefit.
Walking is preferable over strenuous or stressful activities.
A healthy body requires maintenance. You and your massage therapist will discuss scheduling your next appointment.
I am aware that for now Coronavirus/COVID-19/variants are continuing to spread across the world, and that for certain populations and individuals outside of those populations the virus is dangerous and possibly deadly.
I take this very seriously. As a massage therapist I have always strictly followed Universal Precautions as a normal part of business and will continue to do so with diligence. In light of this situation I have further elevated these practices to include careful use of hospital-grade, non-toxic, environmentally friendly sanitization product as needed.
General reminder that massage therapy is never appropriate care for ANY infectious or contagious illness.
I advise anyone feeling symptoms of any illness, or having concern of exposure to illness to stay home. If I notice any symptoms, I will stay home and notify clients as well. There will not be any cancellation fee for health-related cancellations.