Frequently asked questions
In this blog post I'll address the most commonly asked questions and concerns from clients. Lets face it if you are not familiar with massage, it can be very intimidating. I assure you it isn't as daunting as you may think. without further delay lets get started.
"what should I expect during my first appointment?"
you should arrive a few minutes early to fill out your intake form. Ravensong's form is a very simple, basic one page form for medical information. After paperwork I will establish what your desired outcome is for the session. Is it relaxation? or are there problem areas we need to attend to?
"Do i need to be completely undressed?"
There are a couple of factors here, one I want you to be comfortable and if removing your underwear makes you uncomfortable then no you shouldn't. However; if you are suffering with low back pain and comfortable with glute work I would prefer you remove them.
"What do I do during a massage treatment?"
Make yourself comfortable, If I need to move your arms, legs, neck ect, I will do so. you do not need to assist me at all, in fact I prefer if you relax. Many clients want to remain quiet and just fade into a deep relaxation, while others like to chat the entire time. Both are acceptable.
"what if i didn't shave my legs or my feet smell?"
Guess what its fine, I am not judging you in any way. and you are not the first or last client I will see with some kind of body odor, or prickly legs. We are all human and grow hair, sweat and smell. chances are I probably didn't even notice until you said something.
"where did you attend school?"
I went to Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School, located in Urbandale, IA. It is an amazing school that provided me with a vast knowledge of modalities and ethics. I've continued my education and learning from other therapists, online and nearby classes. I have a deep thirst for knowledge so I'm always researching how to better serve my clients.
Feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have that I haven't answered here, I'll gladly answer to the best of my ability.