You will be asked to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out your health history and have time to talk with your therapist about your massage. You will need to share any pertinent information about your health. Prior accidents, injuries and surgeries can affect your body (even if they occurred several years ago) and can be important to share. We ask about your occupation as well as your hobbies because it affects your body on a daily basis. Your therapist will assess your needs, posture issues and explain exactly what to expect during your massage.
For your massage you are asked to undress to your comfort level, which means leaving your underwear on or not, again whichever makes you comfortable. You are covered with a sheet and blanket and only the area being worked will be exposed.
What to Expect?
We always check in with you regarding our pressure. While we are working on you we ask that you tell us on a pain scale of 1-10 that we never surpass a 7 on the scale. During the deeper, specific treatment, it is best to take a deep breath allowing your body to relax, therefore the muscle will relax. This will also alert the therapist that this area is tender. ALWAYS tell us if it’s too much or even if you would like MORE pressure applied. Our therapists need feedback in order to meet your needs.
During the session, the therapist may ask you more questions about your daily living, stress, posture, sleeping habits, etc. We discuss issues that affect us, they are usually due to stress, posture and dehydration. It is very apparent that we hold stress in certain areas of our bodies and sharing this (not your specific stress issues) will help inform us how best to treat your body.
After your massage, your therapist will discuss water intake (1/2 your body weight in ounces each and every day (minimum) will hydrate your muscles as well as make you feel better overall.
Suggestions for intake: set an alarm every hour and drink 5 oz, this will get you about 80 oz per day. Another options is to drink up to 16 oz at each sitting, this will allow more intake as your body can’t process more than 16 oz per hour.
Inclement Weather Policy
Advanced NMT requires 24 hours to cancel or reschedule an appointment. In the event that 24 hours’ notice is not given, we reserve the right to redeem gift certificates, vouchers or charge $40 for 60 minutes, $60 for 90 minutes to compensate the therapist.
In the event of inclement weather, we do not strictly adhere to our 24 hours’ notice requirement. If inclement weather is predicted for the upcoming days, we suggest keeping your appointment and seeing what condition the roads are in on the day of your appointment. If you still wish to reschedule your appointment, please give us as much notice as you can but we will not hold you responsible for the “late cancellation”.