Your first Massage Therapy visit

Your first appointment with the massage therapist can be 45 or 60 minutes in duration and
includes: administration, assessment, evaluation, treatment and patient education. Intake
forms need to be completed in advance. Please print intake forms or arrive a minimum of 15
minutes early to your appointment to complete them at our clinic.

What to wear

In general, massage therapist prefer to work skin to skin, but will take their patient’s comfort
level into consideration. Each patient has different requirements for treatment, and your
therapist will assess what is most appropriate. Having a sports bra or pair of shorts with you can
be handy.

What to expect

There are 3 aspects of a massage therapy treatment:

Assessment ( 5-15 min )- expect to be asked questions related to your personal health and
condition. The therapist will utilize special testing and range of motion evaluation to determine
the most effective course of treatment.

Treatment ( 3—50 min, depending on length of treatment ) – once on the table, your therapist
will assess pain tolerance, muscle health, and treat areas of concern, as well as areas that may
contribute to your particular complaint.

Homecare ( 1-5 min) – based on the assessment and treatment of your condition, your
therapist will have recommendations for ways to manage and improve your condition from at
home. These suggestions may include postural or breathing exercises, stretches, strengthening
excercises, alterations to work or sleeping positions, or other relevant changes