Preparing for your Massage Session

Arriving Early to your Appointment:

Please arive 15 minutes prior to your first scheduled appointment. This allows time to complete a health history assessment and an intake consultation. If you are a returning guest, arriving 10 minutes early is advised to re-evaluate your session goals and to discuss any necessary changes to your treatment plan.  

 

What to wear:

You will be asked to undress to your comfort level while your therapist leaves the room. Massage techniques can always be adjusted accordingly. Many clients choose to disrobe completely, while others feel more comfortable fully clothed. All clients will always be professionally draped, exposing only the areas of the body that are being worked on.  Every client will be asked which areas of the body they would like focus on, and which areas they would like avoided. It is not necessary to shave legs/other body hair prior to your session.  

 

Medications:

Please bring a current list of any and all medications or nutritional supplements that you are taking, including over the counter medications. This is important to ensure the highest quality of care during your session.
 

Contraindications:

Certain medical conditions may require a note from your physician before proceeding with massage to ensure the highest level of care.  If you have a medical condition and you are unsure whether massage would be appropriate, please ask your therapist and your doctor and be prepared to discuss this upon scheduling your massage. At times, massage may need to be avoided completely, or special adjustments may need to be made. Confidentiality will always be maintained. All licensed massage therapists are required to follow HIPPA guidelines in the state of Wisconsin. Consent forms are available if you choose to share your medical records with other healthcare professionals. 

Consumption of alcohol should be avoided 24 hours prior to your appointment. 

 

If you are sick:

Please cancel your massage if you have the flu, cold, or other contagious illnesses/medical conditions.  Massage should also not be performed while a fever is present. It is recommended to wait at least 24 hours after a fever has subsided before receiving massage therapy. 



Appointment Cancellations:

If you need to cancel your scheduled appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance if possible. This allows for other clients in need to schedule during that time. If running late, please call your therapist. Your session may need to be shortened to avoid affecting another client's session.  Full payment for a scheduled appointment is still required, even if the session needs to be shortened. This ensures that the time of all clients and your therapist is respected. 
 

Minors:

State law requires a parental consent form to be signed prior to massage of minors under the age of 18. The parent/legal guardian must accompany the minor prior to the massage session to sign this form. The parent/legal guardian is welcome to be present in the treatment room if desired.