ENVIRONMENT Your massage will take place in a warm, softly lit room. For a typical massage you lie on a comfortable specially designed massage table. The table is covered with an additional pad and a sheet. An additional sheet and blanket are also on the table for the client to be covered with.Thai massage utilizes a special mat placed on the floor. This mat provides comfort and safety during the various stretches utilized in Thai massage.Other things available during a massage are soft music, warm blankets, heat packs, ice or cold packs and essential oils for aromatherapy. Any of these things can be added or declined per the client's request.
SESSION When coming in for a Thai massage clothing should be worn that is comfortable and stretchy. The client will remain fully clothed during a Thai massage. For all other massages the client is encouraged to disrobe to their own level of comfort.When you enter the massage room and have communicated with the therapist, the therapist will step out of the room to allow you time to disrobe and get comfortable under the warmed sheet and blanket. Only after knocking and being told to enter will the therapist re-enter the room.You will be kept draped at all times, only the area of the body being worked on will be exposed. At the end of your massage, the therapist will tell you that your massage is complete and leave the room, allowing for you to dress. When you are dressed and return to the waiting area the therapist will join you to inquire how you are feeling with the treatment and give guidance for after care.
COMMUNICATION When planning a massage it is important for a client to know how important their communication with the massage therapist is. Your therapist will put together a treatment plan based on what you as the client communicate that you would like or need. Some clients have specific areas of concern, while others are looking for stress relief. There are many reasons to schedule a massage and many benefits gained from massage.When you the client arrive it is beneficial for you to tell your therapist what results you would like to see, what you are hoping to gain from the massage.It is also important for you to communicate with the massage therapist any medical conditions, or medications that you are currently taking.During your massage you should not hesitate to communicate with the massage therapist. Be sure to let the therapist know if heavier or lighter pressure is needed, if you are becoming to warm or cold, or of any other adjustments that are needed.