WHAT TO EXPECT
The team at blu wave spa wants you to have the ultimate spa experience. We understand that this is your time to relax and unwind. We are dedicated to providing you a customized massage session and want to ensure that you are comfortable, safe and happy with the service provided.That's why we want you to understand what you can expect.
Before your massage
Drink plenty of water, eat light and give yourself enough time to arrive on time and relaxed.
Arrive early for your first visit to fill out a health history form. You should discuss the following with your therapist.
· Medical conditions
· Areas of concern
· Your level of pain or discomfort on good and bad days
· What helps reduce the pain and what makes it worse
You will be asked to sign forms that explain your right to privacy such as Consent and Disclosure.
Meeting your therapist
- The massage therapist will review health history and ask questions. Because massage affects multiple body systems, be honest with the massage therapist about your health and disclose medical information. This allows the therapist to customize a session that meets your needs, concerns and goals within the time allotted.
- Let the therapist know what areas of your body you would like worked on, if there are any areas to avoid, and if you have any techniques that you would like to use or avoid. If you are concerned about undressing, discuss it with the therapist,who should be able to offer you some options. Don't be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns. All information you give is confidential.
- The therapist will outline what will happen in the session and then leave the room so you can undress to your comfort level.
- When you are ready, lie down on the massage table and cover yourself with the sheet provided. The therapist will knock before re-entering.
During the massage
- You will lie on a heated massage table covered by a sheet and blanket while nice soothing spa music is being played in the background.
- Feel confident knowing that your therapist will respect your modesty and never expose genitals or breasts, or any other areas you identify. Only the area
being worked on will be exposed.
- Remember, you are in charge, and can ask for changes or stop the session at any time. This is YOUR time and our therapist will respect that.
How to get the most from your massage
- Be as open to the process as you can. Relax and try let your thoughts go. One way to do this is to focus on how the touch or technique feels.
- Remember to breathe, as this helps you relax. Sometimes people hold their breath when a sensitive area is massaged, but it is best to breathe through it. In the same way, tightening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. If you can't seem to relax your muscles, let your massage therapist know. They may need to adjust the massage technique.
After the massage
- The therapist will leave the room so you can dress in private.
- Wait a few minutes on the table as you get grounded. Feeling light-headed is common and not a big concern so take your time getting off the table to get dressed.
- When you leave the treatment room and enter into the waiting area, the therapist will offer you a glass of water. It is a good idea to drink lots of water to help the body rid itself of toxins that may have accumulated.
- If possible, allow some quiet time after the massage and don't go back to work or other responsibilities immediately.
How you feel after the massage will vary based on the style of massage used, the length of the session, and the demands you place on your body afterward. Feelings range from being relaxed, renewed and centered, to invigorated, excited or sore. Realize that the benefits of massage tend to be cumulative, so typically, you will feel better as you get massaged on a regular basis, generally every 2-4 weeks, depending on your goals and lifestyle needs.