Your massage therapist will take a few minutes to go over your health history form. This will help us to decide on a treatment plan based on what your goals are and what your expectations are of the appointment.
During this discussion, it’s your opportunity to communicate your needs, concerns, and any areas you prefer to have specifically worked on.
If you’ve never had a massage before, you might find that there are things that you like, or dislike about your session. Always be sure to speak up and let the massage therapist know what you need. Sometimes that could be more pressure, softer music, or more warm blankets. There should always be an open line of communication between you and your therapist to make you as comfortable as possible.
If you are not utilizing benefits a doctor's note is not required. However, some insurance providers do require a doctor's note. If you are going through your benefits contact your insurance provider.
Currently, we do not offer direct billing. You will be provided with a receipt upon payment of your treatment with all the information required for benefit claims. If you do not have benefits the receipt can be kept for income tax purposes.
Massage therapy is very individual, it is important for you to find the right fit. Word of mouth is always the best, chat with friends and family to see who they go to and who they like to help make your decision. It might take a few different massage therapists to find your fit.
This is your appointment. If you would like to chat the massage therapist is more than happy to. Just the same, if you would not like to chat the massage therapist will respect your wishes.
Always be sure to speak up and let the massage therapist know what you would prefer.
Massage therapy is not necessarily just for relaxation. Here at Exeter Massage Therapy, we provide a therapeutic treatment that helps you get to your goals. Whether that be relaxation to help distress or a therapeutic treatment that’s focus is to rehabilitate some sort of disfunction that you are experiencing, something like headaches, sciatica or just overall tension.
Generally, most people come once a month. We would consider this a maintenance appointment. This means that we have worked through the issues that you have and we are working towards maintaining the progress we have made during your treatments. Duration and frequency of treatments are discussed with your therapist on an individual basis regarding your specific needs and goals.
No, you do not!
We are able to still treat effectively through clothing. This is a very important conversation to have with your therapist at the time of treatment to make sure we are always working within your comfort level. The focus of treatment is to make sure that you are 100% comfortable.
A couple of important things that you should not do before your massage is consuming alcohol or drugs, if you are on any medication or anti-inflammatories it is very important to have that conversation with your massage therapist. This affects the approach to your treatment.
After a massage it is important to keep moving, we advise that you be gentle with your body and not do anything to over-exert yourself. this will give your body a better chance to adjust to the treatment we have provided.
If you have eaten before your massage it is not a big deal at all. it is more of a comfort thing because sometimes during the appointment you will be on your tummy and eating prior might make lying on your stomach uncomfortable.
Lots of people think that massage therapy is only for your back, your neck, and shoulders. Although those areas tend to be the most common areas to be treated, we can also treat your legs, feet, arms, hands, even working through your scalp, sinuses, and addressing your TMJ.