That Massage Place–Important Facts
Many massage clients have questions, but most decide not to ask them for one reason or another. We have compiled a list of common concerns and helpful tips to make your experience the best it can possibly be.
1) First, and perhaps foremost, to address one of the largest elephants in many treatment rooms, absolutely nothing sexual takes place in a professional therapeutic massage, either by design or request. The Client’s safety and comfort are first and foremost to any respectable massage therapist, and sexual behavior by either a Therapist or Client is utterly unacceptable in all forms. Communication is key to building a strong relationship between Therapist and Client, so if anything makes you uncomfortable for any reason, please let your therapist know about your feelings immediately.
2) Cleanliness is in the best interest of both the Therapist and Client. Please be as clean as possible so that the oil or lotion applied to your skin can glide and not lift dirt, creating an unpleasant sensation. Massage is a treatment that requires skin on skin contact, and therefore good hygiene on the part of both parties is greatly appreciated.
3) Gratuity is always appreciated but never expected. If you wish provide a gratuity to your Therapist, standard tipping rates are 15-25% of the base rate of your massage, for example a 60$ hour would be tipped at 9-15 dollars.
4) Massage can lower blood pressure, and releases large amounts of endorphins, or “Feel Good” hormones. Because of this, you may feel light headed, foggy, tired, or disoriented following your session, more so with longer treatments. Plan to give yourself 5 to 10 minutes to clear the effects after your treatment before driving, as your safety is very important to all of us here at That Massage Place.
5) Nutrition is very important, and we strongly encourage you to eat healthy and stay well hydrated. Eating 30 to 45 minutes before a session can help to balance your blood sugar and keep a drop from lulling your body to sleep under the effects of massage. Hydration will help to allow your freshly worked muscles to restore themselves to better working order by replacing the current fluids in your body to more efficiently cycle out the body's metabolic wastes, and cycle in the nutrients that your body’s cells need to thrive.
6) Many spas sell a 60 minute massage as “50 minutes of hands on, with time built in to talk to your therapist and dress and disrobe”. At That Massage Place, you will want to allow 10-15 minutes of time after your session to account for those activities, as you will receive 60 full minutes of hands on time. First time clients will also want to give 10 minutes ahead of their appointment to fill out and discuss an intake, if it has not been completed ahead of time.
7) We encourage you to let go of the world for an hour, and truly melt away from the stress and cares of the world. We suggest turning your phone to silent, or even off, so that you can focus on yourself and the amazing massage you will receive. This is also a courtesy to other clients would may not wish to hear your phone ping, ding, ring and so on.
8) While in the studio, we ask you to use a soft voice, and respect the relaxation and space of those around you, and in current sessions. Everyone deserves the same chance to enjoy their time at That Massage Place.
9) Payment in full is expected at the time of service, and we do not bill or accept post-dated checks. We are happy to accept cash, check or credit (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your sessions.
10) If there is information you would like to know that isn’t included here, please feel free to send us an email from our contact page, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to meeting you at That Massage Place!