Healthbreak Inc.
Professional Massage Therapy by Joe Brooks, LMT

FAQ

What should I expect from the first visit?

New clients must fill out a new client intake form, a release form and an intended health benefits form (available for download on the Helpful Forms page).  We will discuss your needs and formulate a treatment plan.  After that, you will be directed to the treatment room for your massage.

Do I have to be undressed?

No.  All therapies are conducted fully clothed, but it is recommended to wear clothing that is relatively thin and allows for manipulation of the body such as loose clothing or yoga attire.  Private changing space is provided. 

How long will treatment last?

Most standard massage sessions last one hour, but you may schedule longer sessions if you like.  Please arrive on time or 5 minutes early in order to best utilize your time.

Will my massage hurt?

It depends on the type of massage and depth of strokes.  Because we work with inflamed areas of the body, clients sometimes do report pain.  Some clients also experience superficial bruising, short-term muscle soreness or the exacerbation of undiscovered injury.  These are normal responses to the type of work being done and should subside within a few days.  If you have concerns, please contact me prior to scheduling.

How many sessions will I need?

Unfortunately there is no clear answer to that question.  Healing is a process and it is different for everyone.  That being said, I strive to get you back to feeling good as quickly in as few sessions as possible.

Are there situations in which I should not get a massage?

If you are experiencing symptoms of cold or flu, please reschedule your appointment.  If you are experiencing symptoms of other contagious illnesses such as skin rashes or diarrhea, please reschedule your appointment.

If you are dealing with other issues such cuts/burns or medical conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, pregnancy, cancer, heart conditions or any condition wherein pressure or contact could be unhelpful, please let me know.  We can formulate a plan together that will prevent further injury or discomfort.

 

Have a question not answered here?  Contact me!