What to Expect During Your Appointment You will need to provide an area about 9' x 5' in a low-traffic area of your home. This allows enough space for a massage table and your therapist's movement. How much you heat or cool the room is up to your personal preference.
The therapist will provide everything else needed for your massage: massage table, sheets, bolster, music, lotion, etc. During the cooler months a table warmer is also available; your therapist will ask about access to an electrical outlet for this.
At your first visit you will fill out an intake form if you have not already done so. Your therapist will then go over your health and medical history, as well as any specific goals or areas you'd like to work on during your massage.
The timeneeded for yourintakeinterviewwill beinadditionto yourscheduledmassagetime.For example, ifyoubooked a60 minutemassage,pleaseplan onspendingapproximately75minutesfor theintakeinterview, scheduled massagetime,dressing, setting up equipment,etc.
After your intake interview your therapist will leave the room to allowyoutimeto undress.How muchyouundress isuptothe individual; some preferto completelyundress,whileothersfeelmorecomfortableleavingonundergarments (please note, however, that leaving on undergarments may restrict therapists' access to some areas of the body). Once undressed you can get on the massage table under the top sheet. If you need assistance getting onto the table please let your therapist know before they leave the room. Your therapist will give you a few minutes to get settled before knocking and re-entering the treatment room.
Once your massage begins your therapist will regularly check in with you for feedback on pressure, temperature, etc. If at any time if you would like more or less pressure, you're feeling chilled or too warm, or would like to focus on a specific area please don't hesitate to let your therapist know.
Once your session is complete your therapist will again leave the room to allow you time to dress. When you are ready you are free to leave the treatment room and meet your therapist. Payment for services are due at the end of your session and will be handled at this time.
FAQ About In-home Massage Q: Are you okay with pets in the home? A: Yes! I actually worked in veterinary clinics for many years and have no problems with pets being in the home. Your comfort is my priority though: If your pets are a distraction for you feel free to set them up in another room, crate, etc., for the duration of your massage time.
Q: How much space do you need? A: I need at minimum about 9' x 5' for my massage table and enough room to move around during your massage.
Q: My kids will be home when I'm getting my massage. Is this okay? A: This is your personal preference. If you feel you will be unable to relax during your massage time with your children present it may be best to make other arrangements for them. If you're comfortable with them being there, so am I.
Q:Do you give discounts if I have my own massage table? A: No. I strive to keep my prices affordable and because of this I rarely give discounts on services (the only exception is referral discounts--see Specials for more info.).
Q: What is your service area? A: I will travel to Orangevale/Folsom to the east, Elk Grove to the south, Davis to the west and Rio Linda to the north. After 10 miles from my location in East Sacramento a $1 per mile travel fee will apply in addition my regular massage fees.
Q: What appointment times are available? A: Appointments are available Monday through Friday 9am-7pm. At this time appointments are generally available within a week or two of scheduling.
Q: What's the best way to schedule an appointment? A: Whatever is easiest for you! Many clients text to request an appointment, and calling or emailing is good too. Online appointment scheduling is no longer available--I need to ensure enough time to get from one appointment to another, and unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a good way to handle this online.
Do you have any other questions? Feel free to contact me!