Your massage therapy session will be personalized to meet your needs. Please be sure to convey to the therapist what your expectations are.
What to expect
There is client paperwork that must be filled out prior to your visit. Please arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment to fill out paperwork, if you have not done it online. It is important and required by law as a licensed medical provider to request certain information.
Upon entering the building, please have a seat in the waiting room. I will come to get you if I am not already there waiting for you. You will then be escorted back to the massage room. Once in the room, any areas of complaint will be discussed, along with your expectations for desired results.
You will then be able to proceed to the massage table, where you will have the privacy to undress and get on the table, covering yourself with the top sheet provided on the table. You may undress to your comfort level. Standard protocol would be to fully unclothe, including under garments. However, if you are uncomfortable with completely disrobing, it is quite acceptable to leave the under garments on. The client's comfort and feeling of security is the number one priority. The therapist will inform you to lie either on your back or your stomach.
You will lie in the proper position on the bottom sheet, covering yourself with the top sheet. Once you are covered, you may call the therapist in.
Both Tennessee and Kentucky law requires proper draping procedures, and states that private areas are to be covered at all times. This includes genitalia, buttocks, and women's breasts. The only exception to this law is if the buttocks require massage. The client must give informed consent to undrape the buttocks, and it is only allowed for the time the buttocks are being massaged. When that portion of the massage is over, the buttocks are to be re-draped. Both buttocks will not be undraped at the same time. There are major muscles in the buttocks that are often involved in low back pain complaints, and even neck pain and stiffness. Buttock massage is clinically oriented, and in no way sensual. There is never a reason to massage the genital area, therefore, genitals will always be draped.
When doing Pec work (chest muscle) a portion of the breast may be revealed, with the nipple being covered at all times.
Proper draping is mandatory. Please do not ask to lie undraped or the session may be terminated. Minimal draping is possible upon request. Minimal draping still requires private areas to be covered.
All massage sessions are actual hands on time.
Once you are on the table in the proper position and covered with the top sheet, the massage time will begin. When the time is up, the therapist will leave the room to wash her hands while you get dressed. The therapist will re-enter the room to inquire about the results of the massage session, collect payment and to schedule any future appointments.