Someone recently asked me about some of the dos and don'ts when coming for a massage. Occasionally I will have first timers as well. I thought I would share some tips to make your massage experience more enjoyable. So keep reading for enlightenment...
Fun Holidays This Week:
October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day – Try this recipe. debbienet.com/angel-food-cake (http://debbienet.com/angel-food-cake/)
October 11: Columbus Day – Happy Columbus day!
October 16: Bosses Day – Thank your boss today. If you’re self-employed, have some fun and treat yourself to a lunch away from the office!
Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:
Peach Apricot Water
1 peach, sliced
1 apricot, sliced
1 small lime, sliced
Add peach, apricot and lime to a pitcher of water. Chill for 4-6 hours to infuse the flavors.
Water and why we need it...
You have heard me say time and time again, water, water, water and it's true, You Need Water. I know it may not be the most attractive beverage but there are so many reasons to drink it. Here is a very quick read that points out just a few reasons to refresh your body with water. https://www.drsearswellnessinstitute.org/healthy-living/healthy-tips/nutrition/much-water-body-need/
Receiving a massage should be a pleasant and relaxing experience but sometimes we are uncertain about the details. Hopefully these tips will relieve some of your questions.
Know your appointment time well in advance. Try to come 5-10 minutes before to allow you a chance to use the restroom and unwind from your day. You may need to complete a new intake form if it has been awhile. Know that if you are late you may not receive your full time, but I will always do my best. If you know you cannot make your appointment use common courtesy to contact me and cancel your appointment. No-showing for an appointment may incur a fee.
I do my best to allow for a few minutes of intake time at the beginning of each session. Speak up and let me know if there is some particular area that is of concern or anything that you have experienced that may be causing an issue.
Make sure you are showered and clean before your massage. Please refrain from using heavily scented body sprays, perfumes and colognes. They have been known to cause allergic reactions for myself and others in our lobby.
I want you to be comfortable. Undergarments are optional. You will be under a sheet with just the body parts being worked on exposed. Just know, sometimes undergarments can hinder the work of some areas.
It's Your Session
Talk or not to talk? If you feel like talking that's fine. Some feel it is part of the experience. I want what's best for you and sometimes less talk can be more healing. As the goal is for you to receive and relax.
After I leave the room it is important for you to get up gently and use caution getting down from the table. You should dress quickly and with care. Open the door and I will bring you some water.
I always like to be sure you book your next session or several as your needs may be when checking out. This secures you receive the time that works best for you. I am accepting payment for services in Cash, Zelle, Venmo and HSA or Credit/Debit Cards through Square at this time. Tipping is always appreciated.
I hope these tips are beneficial and if you know someone who is going to have their first massage you will pass them on. Or have them visit my Souly Inspired page and they can read this posted there.
Blessings for a healthy week! 🍁🍁
As always I look forward to seeing you soon!
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