Make yourself comfortable!
You will relax during most of your treatment on a massage table designed for stability and comfort. I will ensure that you are comfortable and warm throughout your treatment by having pillows, heat and a blanket available. Relaxing music is played to help you unwind and focus on the changes occurring in your body. (And if you would prefer quiet, do let me know; the music can easily be turned off!)
It is helpful to focus on your breathing – allowing slow, deep breaths during your session will help your mind and body relax as you oxygenate your body tissues.
If I need you to adjust your position I will either move you (for instance, lift your arm) or will tell you what position I need you to move into (for instance, turning from lying on your tummy to your back). Let me know at any time if you need to change your position to make yourself more comfortable. For instance, massage therapy can easily be done when you are lying on your side, or semi-seated, if your pain prevents you from being on your stomach or back. Please verbalize to me what is comfortable for you!
Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s your time, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.