You should plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for paperwork. If you arrive late, your treatment will still end on time in consideration of the next client.
We will discuss your health history, bodywork experience, preferences, and goals. Your therapist may also analyze your posture to identify structural imbalances contributing to your pain or tension. This information helps us design your session to best address your needs. If there are any areas of your body that you would rather we avoid, please let your therapist know at this time.
Your therapist will leave the room and return once you are laying comfortably between the sheets on the table. Please undress to your level of comfort. During your massage, you will be draped to protect your privacy, so completely undressing is appropriate. If you feel more comfortable wearing undergarments, please feel free to do so.
Throughout your session please simply relax, breathe and allow us to move your limbs without assistance. Your therapist will check in with you periodically for feedback on pressure and your general comfort. Please speak up if you become uncomfortable for any reason. If you feel pain, if you need more pressure, if the room is too warm or too cold, if the music too loud, if your sinuses become uncomfortably congested, we need you to let us know! Our work will be most effective if you are comfortable and completely relaxed.
When your session is over, your therapist will leave you to rest for a few minutes. Take your time getting up, note any changes in your body, and let everything sink in. Please be sure to take a few moments to re-ground yourself. There is nothing worse than feeling like you need to rush off the table after a massage, and it isn’t good for you to do so.
Absolutely! Today’s children and young adults, especially those involved in sports can benefit greatly from therapeutic massage. I have worked on young adults who participated in gymnastics, baseball, cross country and soccer. However, minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A Minor Consent form must be filled out prior to beginning their session. The parent or legal guardian must be present in the room for the duration of the treatment.
You should undress to the level you are comfortable. For a full body massage, most get completely undressed. However, if you will be more comfortable during the session if you leave your underwear on, that’s fine. The therapist will work around the clothes you left on as best as he/she can. If removing all your clothes makes you too nervous and unable to relax, then you are not getting the optimal benefit from the session. If you prefer to receive massage through your clothing, then you might want to wear something that isn’t too constricting, such as yoga pants.
Sure, if you’d like to talk go right ahead. The important thing to remember is that this treatment is all about you relaxing and enjoying the experience. Many therapists discourage talking in hopes that you will relax, let your mind float free and enter a state of massage bliss. In many instances, people may feel more relaxed starting off talking, and as the massage progresses, enter quiet states of relaxation.
The important issue here is that there are times when you need to speak up. If the therapist is doing anything to make you uncomfortable, you should let her/him know immediately. Also, let him/her know if you get too warm or too cold, if the room is too bright, or if the pressure needs to be changed (lighter or deeper). If something is not working for you – speak up! It’s OK!
We believe that there are few conditions which would prevent you from enjoying massage. You should not book a massage if you have a fever, cold/flu, or contagious skin infection. That’s it.
There are many other conditions in which your therapist may need to adapt his/her techniques (i.e. arthritis or osteoporosis) or avoid an area completely (i.e. cuts or burns). With some conditions, it is a good idea to get approval from your physician before you receive massage (cancer, certain heart conditions, pregnancy). This doesn’t mean you can’t get massage. But its always better to err on the side of caution. Your therapist can advise you about your specific needs.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Debit cards, as well as cash.
We use products by BioTone, Young Living Essential Oils and Bon Vital.
We understand that sometimes things come up! Please review our Booking and Cancellation Policies page for details.
Yes. If you book a massage for an hour, you get a full 60 minutes of “table time”. The same is true for 1/2 hour, or 90 minute sessions. We do ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow a comfortable amount of time for you to complete the intake form and use the restroom in order to ensure that you get your full amount of actual massage time. The only exception to the full massage length policy is if you are late to your appointment.
That really depends on what your goals are, and your budget. We recommend getting a massage at least once a month, as the effects are cumulative. Today, the majority of physical complaints are due to the things we do on a daily basis. Staying on top of these issues, prevents them from becoming worse. A few of our clients come in once a week, some clients come in every other week, and some once a month. All of our clients recognize the importance of self-care, and the health benefits that they enjoy from receiving massage on a regular basis.
Possibly. It is very important for you to let your therapist know if s/he is using too much pressure at any time. We do not operate under the “no pain – no gain” theory, so please don’t “take” the pressure or pain thinking that it is supposed to be that way. Sometimes working with an injured area might be painful, but even that should be within a good tolerance level…think “good hurt” vs. “bad hurt”. At the very least, you should be able to breathe comfortably while working on an injured area. A light, relaxing massage that doesn’t probe very deep into the muscles, shouldn’t hurt. With that being said, there is a ‘feels good’ hurt and an ‘ouch, stop it’ hurt. A good massage, even a really deep tissue massage, should always stay in the ‘feels good’ hurt range. Pain can be an indication that the muscle is possibly injured or inflamed and pressure should be adjusted. Also, pain can cause you to tighten up and negate the relaxing effects of the massage. The most effective and deepest massage always works with your body’s natural response, not against it. If you are not used to receiving massage, it is similar to not being used to working out. Just as you can feel sore after a good workout, you might feel a little sore after a massage, but that feeling should not last more than a day or two. This can be minimized by using an ice pack, some muscle rub, or an Epsom salt bath. Again, communication is key to getting your best massage.
We’ve all worked with people who were ticklish. We adjust the massage technique by varying the pressure, depth, and pace of the massage strokes so that you won’t feel tickled.
Please observe my No Gratuity Policy. Honestly, your referral is truly the best tip I could ever receive. MYOasis Massage & Wellness is committed to upholding the standards of the massage profession. Licensed Massage Therapists are licensed health care practitioners as determined by the State of Georgia. Historically, tipping is a gesture used when a customer receives a high level of services or wants to ensure that they will continue to receive a high level of service upon return visits. As I am a therapeutic massage office, not a spa, I offer quality professional and therapeutic massage treatments each visit. Too often, clients see quality and effort of therapists in spa settings fluctuate depending upon the amount of tip left behind. My No Gratuity Policy keeps the focus on your treatment and collaborative health care. At MYOasis your service will always be at the highest level we can give, so I feel that you should not have the added expense or stress of determining how to tip for service. If you’re feeling especially generous, feel free to bring me a cup of coffee every once in a while.
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