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“A relaxing and restorative experience. Miah is such a gentle and calming presence.”

— Rachel

 
 

What to Expect

Choosing a massage therapist is an important decision, and no two therapists are exactly the same. You have a lot of options out there, and it’s hard to know what to look for, especially if this is one of your first massages.

Finding a therapist can be intimidating, and I want to help this be a peaceful experience for you. Read below to find out exactly what you can expect before, during, and after the massage. If you have any other questions about me or if this therapy is right for you, check out the FAQ or feel free to contact me!


BEFORE YOUR APpoinTment

Send me a message to book your appointment at a time that's convenient for you, when you have availability at your home and when children and/or pets can be elsewhere. After we confirm the date and time of the massage, I'll email you an intake form and a client agreement form for you to look over, sign, and return (you can email or text me a photo of the forms if you don't have a scanner). 

If something comes up within 24 hours of your massage, such as a fever, swelling, or another concern, call or text me and I'll get back to you on the best way to proceed. I do my best to make sure that massage is a good fit for you. Some conditions, such as the a cold or flu, recent surgery, and/or cancer, mean that massage may not be helpful for you at this time.

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the massage

After I arrive at your home, I'll need at least 15 minutes to set up the table. I'll bring everything needed for the massage including linens and lotion.

After setting up, we'll have a consultation about your session and go over your paperwork to make sure that massage will address your needs. During the consultation we may discuss any repetitive motions that you do, areas that feel particularly tense, and/or underlying health concerns that may affect your massage.

Based on our consultation, I'll let you know what you can expect during the massage to address your specific issues.

After the consultation, I'll step out of the room to wash my hands while you undress to the level of your comfort and lie on the table underneath the sheet. I'll knock before I reenter the room.

During the massage, there will be draping. Only the body part that is currently being worked on will be uncovered. I do not do breast or pelvic massage without a note from a doctor. These areas will remain covered at all times for women, and the pelvic area for men.

If you need to go to the bathroom during a session, or you need extra pillows for support, or if you have trouble laying on your back or on your stomach, or if you need anything else, please let me know.

I'll bring a table warmer and a blanket, but if you tend to get cold you may want to raise the temperature before your massage or have extra blankets nearby.

I provide relaxing music, but if you have music that you prefer to relax to, you're welcome to play whatever you want during your session.

I recommend putting your phone on silent or airplane mode to help you relax by removing distractions.

You can stop the massage anytime if you feel uncomfortable. If something bothers you, please let me know immediately. I cannot read minds, and I do want to know if something hurts, if the pressure is too deep, or if you feel uncomfortable for any reason.


after the massage

After the massage is over, I'll leave the room to wash off my hands and allow you to change. It takes about 10 minutes for me to pack up the table and supplies.

I accept cash or check.