What To Expect On Your First Visit
To some, massage is a new and unknown treatment, without the slightest understanding of what to expect. To others, massage carries the old, negative connotation of sexual services. And to those that have had and are receiving proper treatment, know exactly what to expect. In fact, the more familiar you become to massage, the level of expectation climbs.
Beacon Massage adheres to and maintains high standards of service and professionalism. Our highly qualified license massage therapists provide a neat, safe and tranquil treatment environment with the upmost respect to privacy and personal space.
We share the suite with the highly regarded ELEMENT Acupuncture & Wellness. If you have never been to Beacon Massage, it is recommended that you arrive ten to fifteen minutes early for your session, as you will be required to fill out a health history form and discuss briefly what ailments you may have and what you hope to get out of your session. By arriving early, you can maximize the time on the massage table in lieu of cutting into your massage time by completing the health history form and intake interview.
After the completion of the health history form and intake interview, the therapist will lead you to the treatment room that is enhanced for your comfort. The therapist will then leave the room to allow the privacy for you to disrobe, settle onto the treatment table under the drapes.
While most disrobe completely for treatment, the level of your comfort ultimately determines what is disrobed and what is kept on. Undergarments such as underwear or bras are often left on, however, therapeutic work on the region of the back will be limited if a bra or upper-support garment is left on. Additionally, massage on muscles in and around the hips including the glutes will be limited as well. Remember, at all times the client will be draped, except for the contained section being worked on.
Maintaining appropriate boundaries between the client and therapist is the responsibility of the therapist and will always be adhered to. Actions such as massaging under the draping, touching areas of sensitivity such as the groin and breast tissue is absolutely forbidden. At anytime you feel uncomfortable or something is not proper, alert the therapist immediately. Part of our job is to make you feel comfortable, safe and will use all of our resources at our disposal to do so. Additionally for your enjoyment, soothing music will be provided. When the session ends, the therapist will leave the room, allow you to dress and consult with you on several topics. First of which will be the therapists initial assessment and review of the first treatment.