The Therapy Room
AUSTIN'S Professional Massage Center
15300 B FM 1825, Suite 102
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Ph: (512) 989-2799
Fax: (512) 989-2422
e-mail: The Therapy Room
What to Expect During a Massage Session?
Going for a massage the first time can sometimes be intimidating,
with this in mind we have tried to compile some answers to questions we
Where will my massage session
Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet
room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table
especially designed for your comfort.
Who will perform the massage?
Your session will be conducted by an educated professional who has
recieved specific training in massage therapy. Our therapists are licensed
by the Texas Department of Health.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client
unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to
wear for your own comfort.
Will the therapist be present
when I disrobe?
The therapist will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the
table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
Will I be covered during the
You will be properely draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable.
Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will
You and your therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your session.
This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical
full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands,
head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals
(male and female) or breasts (female).
Will lubricant be used?
A light oil, cream, or lotion will be used to permit your muscles to be worked
on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lubricants used
should hydrate the skin and be readily absorbed.
What will the massage feel
It depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage,
your session may start with broad, flowing strokes which will help to calm
your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes
relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and
relieve areas of muscular tension.
You should communicate immediatly if you feel any discomfort so that
another approach may be taken. Massage is most effective when your body
is not resisting.
Are there different kinds
There are numerous types of massage; various techniques utilize different
strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, pressure to
specific points, etc. Ask the therapist about methods she uses.
How long will the session
The average full-body massage session lasts approximately one hour.
A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session,
such as neck and shoulders, or legs and feet. Many people prefer one to
one and a half hour sessions for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time
prior to and after the session.
What should I do during the
Make yourself comfortable. The therapist will either gently move
you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting
your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others
like to talk during their massage. Feel free to ask the therapist questions
about massage in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.
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Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals