What to Expect

Arrival

Please arrive fifteen minutes early to fill out or update your health history, have a drink of water, use the washroom. All outdoor footwear is removed upon arrival.

Health Information

At the first visit, the client will be asked to fill out a brief health information form. This information is important in determining the type of treatment the client will need. All information shared is confidential and treatment notes will be made after every treatment. This allows the therapist at Academy Massage to continue on with the treatment performed during your previous visits.

For your convenience, click here to fill out the form electronically that you can print and bring with you for your first visit.

Preparation

Treatment takes place in one of our private rooms. After a brief assessment, the therapist will give the client an overview of which areas of the body require therapy and which articles of clothing should be removed to provide treatment. At this point the client will be given about five minutes to change and lie underneath the top sheet and blanket of the massage table. Again, full privacy and professionalism is assured.

Treatment is best performed without the restriction of clothing, although, the client?s comfort is our foremost concern. If the client feels uncomfortable with the removal of any article of clothing they are encouraged to voice their concern and we will work with the situation, (the client is never expected to remove their lower undergarments, as it is not necessary in order to perform any of our treatments).

The therapist will then knock to ensure the client is ready, and the treatment will begin. The only body part exposed during the massage is the area being treated. The rest of the body is comfortably covered by the sheet and blanket. If at any time the client feels uncomfortable they are encouraged to voice their concerns.

Ambiance during the Massage

An atmosphere of calm and quiet is cultivated. You are encouraged to turn off cell phones and any other electronic devices to avoid outside distraction during your treatment. You may choose music to suit your mood as most of our treatment rooms are equipped with ipod docking stations so that you may listen to your own play list. You are welcome to talk or not talk, as you prefer during your treatment.

If you have a specific request, please ask! We invite your feedback and happily share our knowledge.

Post Massage

After a massage treatment many people feel relaxed with an increase in energy which can last for days, but some may feel tired and a little sore as the toxins released during the massage are flushed from your body, It is important that you drink lots of water to aid in your body?s natural healing process.

Self massage, stretching and other remedial exercises may be recommended after your massage to reinforce the treatment. The best results are achieved when massage is implemented on a regular basis. Your therapist will be able to give you a recommendation on how often you should receive treatment for your specific needs.