I only provide ethical therapeutic massage.
If you are looking for any inappropriate type of service do not bother to call.

I've never had a massage before.  What should I expect?

First you will fill out a brief form.  This is to inform me of any health conditions you might have so that I can adjust my work if necessary.  We will discuss your goals for the session so that I can tailor the massage to your needs. I will ask if you are seeking pain relief or simply relaxation. I will also ask if you want full body massage or only on specific area/s (I will avoid any areas you do not want me to massage).  I will then leave the room while you undress to your level of comfort and lay underneath a clean sheet on the table.  The temperature of the room and table can be easily adjusted to your comfort.  During the massage I will only uncover an area if I am working on it.  Normally I use a small amount of unscented massage cream which I will try not to get in your hair.  You should let me know at any point if you'd like the pressure I'm using adjusted, or if I've run across a spot you'd like me to spend some time focused on, etc .  I can often guess well by my experience but that is not always the case so please don't hesitate to speak up!

Do I have to take my clothes off?

No.  A very relaxing massage can be applied while you are fully clothed. 

Depending on your specific goals, removing clothing might allow my work to be more effective. If you chose to remove any clothing I will leave the room while you undress and drape yourself under a clean sheet on the table.  I will only uncover an area if I am working on it and you will be draped appropriately for the entire session. 

How much pressure will you use? 

I usually begin with light-moderate pressure increasing carefully.  If it's your first session with me I will prompt you for some feedback shortly into the massage. The amount of pressure you like may vary depending on the area I am working with. Your communication about pressure is always appreciated and will help me provide you with the most benefit. 

What type of products will you use on my skin? Are you going to get oil in my hair? Are You Going To Use Anything Scented?

I use unscented massage cream and usually not more than needed to contact your skin without an uncomfortable dragging.  I try my best not to get it in your hair. I only use other products such as essential oils, tiger balm, etc at your request.

Should I Tip You?

I do not expect tips, but I always appreciate them! Referral's and/or a good review are also appreciated very much!

If you have any questions this did not answer feel free to call or e-mail me.  JulieYudo@MassageTherapy.com