Massage Tips for Beginners

Your First Massage Session

At Massage Envy Spa, we're committed to a stress-free experience, every time. This includes friendly staff, professional massage therapists and a calm, inviting environment. Here's what else you can expect from your first session.

1

Meet
and Greet

 
2

Starting
Your Session

 
3

During
Your Massage

 
4

Ensuring
Your Wellness

 
Massage Etiquette

Meet and Greet

Once you arrive at Massage Envy Spa, our front desk will greet you and ask you to fill out a Massage Wellness Chart and a quick survey. The Massage Wellness Chart is where you record any medical history, past/present injuries and other physical conditions we should be made aware of. Your massage therapist will greet you and review the Wellness Chart with you. They will inquire about the reason(s) you are coming in for a massage, your current physical condition and any specific areas in which you are experiencing pain or would like to address during your massage.

Plan Ahead:

It's helpful to arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment. This will give you time to complete your paperwork and take a few minutes to relax and unwind.

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Full Body Massage Etiquette

Starting Your Session

Your massage therapist will then take you to a peaceful, spa-like treatment room where a comfortable massage table dressed with a warming blanket and crisp clean sheets awaits. A small shelf for your personal belongings and a chair are also provided for your use. Your massage therapist will leave the room and wait outside while you disrobe to your level of comfort. The massage etiquette varies for clients. Some clients prefer to completely disrobe, while some will remain partially clothed. Either option is fine. Once disrobed, you will lie on the massage table, under the top sheet. Your massage therapist will give you a few minutes for this process and will knock on the door to ask if you are ready before entering your room.

You will always be draped with the top sheet during your massage session and an additional blanket is available at your request. The etiquette your massage therapist will follow is to only uncover the part of the body they are working on, ensuring that your modesty is respected at all times.

You can expect a tranquil and comfortable environment during your massage. The massage table is padded and a heating blanket is placed beneath the sheet, which you can have adjusted to your preference. There will be relaxing music playing, unless you request otherwise, and the room should be quiet, with no outside distractions.

Sound Advice:

Some people like to talk during a massage. Some prefer to relax without conversation. Do what feels best. We'll follow your lead.

Our therapists are all trained professionals.

Etiquette for Full Body Massage

During Your Massage

Before beginning the session, your therapist will ask you to alert them if, at any time during the session, a technique or stroke they are using is uncomfortable. Depending on your specific needs or requests, your massage therapist will either perform a customized full-body massage (for general relaxation and stress reduction) or focus on the specific parts of your body that you have requested. Massage Envy Spa uses only the highest quality hypoallergenic massage creams and lotions for your massage.

Communicate:

This is your customized massage. If you have feedback on pressure, room temperature, lighting… let us know.

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Spa Tips for Beginners

Ensuring Your Wellness

Once your massage therapy session is complete, your therapist will leave the room so you may re-dress. Your therapist will wait outside the room for you with a cup of water, and then take you back to the front area when you're ready. Our massage therapy sessions vary from 1-hour to 1 ½-hour to 2 hours in length. Each session includes a 5 minute pre-interview and 5 minutes at the end for you to re-dress.

We look forward to seeing you for your first visit. If you have any questions about the etiquette during a massage, one of our friendly front desk associates will be happy to answer them for you.

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Water flushes out the minerals that were released during your massage while rehydrating your muscles and reducing potential soreness.

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