Tips for Clients
Before, During & after Sessions
1. Ground yourself in anyway that suits & try being as receptive & open to the massage process as possible.
2. Don't eat a full meal just before a massage. Let your body digest first.
3. Be on time. If you arrive in a frenzied, rushed state, it may take longer to relax.
4. Take off only as much clothing as you are comfortable removing. If you don't want to remove your clothing, wear clothing that will be comfortable during the massage and will allow the therapist to touch and move the areas of your body you expect will need to be massaged.
5.NOTE ON PRIVACY: The therapist will either leave the room or otherwise provide privacy while you undress. A sheet or towel is provided for draping during the massage and the therapist will uncover only the part of your body being massaged, ensuring that modesty is respected at all times. After the massage is finished, you will be provided with privacy while dressing.
Confidentiality- Many bodyworkers are not doctors though we honor the "doctor to patient" privilege. Everything is confidential. I Honor individuals trust and respect- for I find its a true way to heal as the whole. If a medical or insurance institution requires SOAP notes, they will only be released with a medical released form. All SOAP notes are 10 dollars each unless discussed otherwise
6. Communicate with your massage therapist
- Before the session, give accurate health and let the massage therapist know your expectations and reasons for the massage.
- Allergies to Oils, Lotions, Powders - The therapist may use oil, lotion, or powders to reduce friction on your skin. If you are allergic to any oils, lotions, or powders, tell your massage therapist, who can choose a substitute.
- Some massage therapists play recorded music during the massage session. Others finds music distracting. If it's provided, let your therapist know if you have any music preferences or if you would prefer they turn off the music.
- Some people like to talk during a massage, while others remain silent. Tell your massage therapist what you prefer.
- During the massage session, report any discomfort, whether it's from the massage or due to any problems or distractions related to the environment, e.g., room temperature, music volume, lighting, etc.
- Don't be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns. It's important that you be as comfortable as possible during your massage. Your massage therapist is a professional dedicated to do his or her best to help you feel at ease.
7. Breath- remember cells have memory, during a session you can direct your breath to a localized area of the body, mind, spirit complex to heal on a cellular level, bring awareness and light to an area, expand consciousness and heal yourself in the process.Breathing helps facilitate relaxation. People often stop or limit their breathing when they feel anxious or a sensitive area is massaged.
8 Relax your muscles and your mind. Tightening up by contracting or hardening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. Let your massage therapist know this is happening. They may need to adjust the massage technique they use and may also be able to help you relax the affected area. If you find your thoughts are racing during the massage, one way to be more body-centered and to quiet the mind is to follow the hands of the massage therapist and focus on how the touch feels.
9. During the Session, If you find yourself thinking of a random memory: person, experience, place, thing (Good, Bad, Or Neutral) out of know where during the session, oddly enough that is what many call "foreign energy " a deep level of muscle memory" The Body can & will absorb certain experiences though out our lifetime for a verity of reasons; The main one is survival. These memories are stored in the muscle tissue, genetic makeup & subtle energy anatomy. The thoughts, & memories playing out like a movie in our heads is a form of releasing, & letting go. To be aware of that can raise your consciousness, vibration & validate one a part of a whole
10. Drink extra water after your massage.
- H2O formula: if someone weighs 100 pounds ÷ 2= 50oz of H20 daily. ::note:: most of us have to build up to that. Please listen to your body everyone is different.
11. Try not up too quickly and do allow quiet time after your massage session. If you're dizzy or light headed after the massage, do not get off the table too fast. It also may take a little time to integrate or absorb the results of the massage session.
12.Sobriety Please- Body work increases circulation...increase circulation + alcohol= one pretty buzzed individual. Alcohol as many know is very un-grounding, detaching from your body, mind, spirit complex only validates & continues to numb the pain, and inhibit healing and growth during the sessions here at Lucid Chi.
13.Your Human. Please try to not be so hard on yourself, invalidating the body, mind, spirit complex may only delays healing. You are working on building the trust of your body. Moving away and out of survival mode "fight or flight " which resides in the 1st Chakra or Root Chakra; expanding consciousness and growing as an individual. Moving out of the 1st chakra goes again our societal conditioning and programing, once one does so you'll move up the energy center spectrum, becoming aware of who you truly are one layer at a time. Note: *Remember humanity didn't get like this overnight, it truly is thousands of years of Social, economical,spiritual, emotional, mental separation, manipulation, control, invalidation & pain on a global level that had encoded into DNA over time. Which is why its important to breath, say hello to the pain and move on. We may not have become this overnight, but once light is brought to any situation it will never be the same, its already changing.
.Be prepared to schedule several massage sessions. Massage has its great benefits over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond. From one session to the next, relaxation deepens as the chronic patterns of stress in the body are affected and released. If you're getting massage to address chronic muscular tension or recovery from a soft tissue injury, more than one session is usually needed.
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