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Healing Melody Therapeutic Massage

FAQ

So where does the massage happen?

Your massage session will take place in my clean, comfortable massage room. You will lie on a (warmed) massage table covered with a sheet (and blanket if needed). You may choose the lighting, temperature, music, lubricant, pressure, positioning, etc., ultimately it’s your session and I will make sure you feel safe and comfortable throughout.

How much should I take off or leave on?

Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. Most clients will completely disrobe or just leave on their underpants. Either way, you will be properly draped during the entire session and only the area that I’m working on will be uncovered. 

Some areas (such as the Gluteal muscles) can be worked over clothing or through the drape if it makes you more comfortable. Some modalities such as Chair Massage, Acupressure, Energy Balancing, Sports, Thai, Positional Release and Reflexology can be done fully clothed or with minimal undressing. 

I will leave the room while you undress, and get settled on the table. After a few minutes I will return and knock before entering the room to ensure that you are ready to begin the session.

What will you work on?

This depends on what your goals are for the session (i.e., what areas you’re experiencing pain or if you want more of a relaxation massage) A typical full-body session includes work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head (including face/scalp), neck, and shoulders.  But you can choose where you want me to focus or not. 

I will ask you to give me written consent to work pectoral (chest), gluteal (hips/buttocks) abdomen (stomach) scalp/face and feet when you fill out the initial intake forms and verbal informed consent before each session. Massaging of breast tissue or genitals is NEVER appropriate and requests for such will terminate your session. Please see my policies for more information.