Therapeutic massage for pain management, stress-relief and relaxation.
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) we will need a doctor’s permission, in the form of a signed letter, to proceed 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. She will discuss a plan to best meet your needs and answer all your questions.
You may choose to disrobe completely, leave undergarments on or stay dressed based on your comfort level, and the type of massage being performed.
During The Massage
A sheet (and blanket if you like) will cover you, if you choose to undress. On cold days, the table warmer keeps you nice and cozy. Only the area of the body that is receiving bodywork will be undraped.
The therapist will ask for feedback regarding pressure and comfort. You are encouraged to communicate your needs at all times. Except for communication relevant to your bodywork, your therapist will remain quiet. This allows you to fully relax and increase your body awareness.
Relaxing music will enhance your experience. Feel free to bring a favorite CD if you like.
Your massage therapist is experienced and highly trained in: neuromuscular massage, trigger point therapy, sports massage, myofascial release therapy, and deep tissue massage. You will receive a high quality massage that integrates techniques that best meet your needs. Please communicate special requests (i.e. foot reflexology, hot packs, etc.)
After The Massage
It is important to drink water after your massage. You will be provided with water at the end of your session, and encouraged to continue drinking water to 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.