After you fill out your paper work, the therapist will take you to the therapy room and ask your reasons for making the appointment. Sometimes when visiting a spa you’ll be directed to your room or a changing area by the receptionist, but generally you’ll have a conversation with your therapist at some point before the session begins.
Clients tell me things like “my lower back hurts” or “I have hip pain when I do…”. I mostly work to help clients with some form of pain, but I can also give a massage to someone who just wants to relax. As a bonus, even if you come to see me for pain, you’ll likely have the added benefit of relaxation. During this time it’s important to fill me or your therapist in on any injuries, past and present that you have. I’ll also give you a brief outline of how the session will go in terms of what body part I’ll be starting with and which direction (face up or face down) I’d like you to start.