What to Expect
We know that massage can be quite a vulnerable thing - so here is a helpful guide and tips on what to expect from your massage treatment; especially if it is your first time.
On arrival please take a seat in the waiting area on the sofas, until you are called through.
You will be offered a glass of water. It is important to hydrate.
We will conduct a consultation – asking you about your contact detail, medical conditions, medication and lifestyle. We will then ask you what you would like from the treatment and what pressure you prefer. All information you give is confidential.
You will be asked to read and sign a disclaimer.
We will then outline what will happen during the treatment.
The therapist will leave you to get changed. Generally you will be asked to dress down to your underwear or as appropriate for the treatment. You can store your belongings and clothes in the basket beside your chair.
Position yourself on the massage couch as directed (usually face down to start) and cover yourself with the towels provided.
On coming back upstairs we will adjust the towels and make sure you are comfortable. Please feel free to ask for blanket, cushions or ankle support.
Aloha Massage will ensure your treatment takes places in a clean, warm and safe environment.
We will then begin the massage treatment tailored to you, as guided by your consultation. To find out more about the treatments we offer click here.
We will check in with you on the pressure and your comfort periodically but will give you the space to be quiet and relax.
The therapist may play music, but be sure to tell your therapist if you would prefer a different type of music or if you would like quiet.
Towels are moved to only reveal the area currently being treated, maintaining your modesty.
You may be asked to turn over part way through the treatment, follow the therapist’s instructions – towels will be kept low and the therapist will look away to maintain your modesty.
Please let the therapist know if you don’t like a particular massage movement, want more or less pressure, too cold or hot or any other issues. Remember, you are in charge, and can ask for changes or stop the session at any time.
Generally Aloha Massage will use oil or massage wax during the treatment to help with gliding across the skin. If you have any sensitivities or strong dislikes to fragrances/essential oils please tell your therapist.
Once finished we will let you know the treatment is over and will go downstairs, so you can get dressed in private.
Please take care as you get up because sometimes you can be a bit light headed after a massage.
Please let us know if you would like assistance with getting off the couch.
Once dressed there will be a short debrief where you can feedback how you found the treatment. The therapist may offer you some home care advice to help with your continued wellbeing.
You will be asked to pay at this point; by cash or credit/debit card and asked if you would like to rebook. So it's a good idea to bring your diary with you.
Please be aware you may be a bit sleepy or ‘spaced’ after your massage.
It is advisable to:
Remove all jewellery.
Not drink alcohol before or directly after a treatment. (As massage increases the blood flow around the body and will increase the speed of absorption)
To drink plenty of water afterwards.
If you are suffering from a cold please consult your therapist before your appointment to discuss whether the treatment should go ahead.
Where possible make the most of this relaxed state and give yourself space to chill out after the treatment.
Book a series of treatments, as typically the benefits of massage tend to be cumulative especially for deep tissue work where there is an underlying problem.
We hope you enjoy your experience with Aloha Massage and if you have any concerns please feel free to talk them through with us on 07792136428.
"Go for Adele.
Any concerns or uneasy feelings, just speak about it and she will be very understanding and help put you at ease.
I was body concious and didnt really know what to expect butthe consultation made me feel so at ease and by the end of the massage it felt as though time was drifting away and I was going into a different zone of relaxation. "