What Should I Expect


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What Should I Expect


If you're coming in for your first massage I will have you come in 25 minutes early so you can fill out and sign my client intake form and office policies form.  For your convenience and if you'd like, you can download and print this form here and fill it out before you come in.  I will review your health history and we'll discuss what it is you're coming in for and what you're hoping to get out of your session.  After your first session it is no longer necessary to come in 25 minutes early.  At that point 5-10 minutes is an appropriate amount of time for you to get settled in before your appointment.

I will leave the room while you disrobe and get on the table.  You can disrobe to your own comfort level.  Many people completely disrobe and some choose to leave on their underwear.  You will be covered with a sheet and a blanket and I only undrape the area I'm working on for your privacy and comfort.

During the massage I will check in with you to make sure the pressure is to your liking.  I ask that you also communicate with me if you would like more or less pressure at any time.

When the massage is complete I'll let you know and leave the room so that you can get dressed and you will hopefully be relaxed and renewed!

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What techniques do you offer?


What techniques do you offer?


Currently the technique I incorporate into my massages include Swedish, Neuromuscular, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue/Sports, Reflexology, Lymphatic, and Circulatory.  My massages are client specific meaning no two massages are ever exactly alike and most massage include a couple different techniques or modalities.  In addition to the previously mentioned techniques, depending on your needs I may also incorporate stretching into your treatment.

What if I’m not sure what kind of massage I want?


What if I’m not sure what kind of massage I want?


No problem!  When you come in we can discuss what you are wanting from your session and choose the appropriate service from my menu.

Tight Budget?


I'm on a tight budget but would like to get a massage. Do you have options for me? Do you offer a sliding scale?

Tight Budget?


I'm on a tight budget but would like to get a massage. Do you have options for me? Do you offer a sliding scale?

I understand the constraints of the budget!  I do not offer a sliding scale but offer a few options for those on a tight budget.  Thirty minute massages are one of these options.  My therapeutic massages have options for thirty minutes and can be very effective.  A thirty minute treatment typically will NOT be a full body massage but I'll be able to work on your problem area.

I also offer chair massage.  I do chair massage onsite at work places but I can also do this in my studio.  I charge $1 a minute for chair massage and a good 15 minutes can be an effective way to treat neck and back tension.  Chair massage is done fully clothed which makes it convenient for some. - See more at: http://www.mbmassagestudio.com/faqs/faqs/im-on-a-tight-budget-but-would-like-to-get-a-massagedo-you-h.html#sthash.mKTcGZTT.dpuf

Should I tip my massage therapist?


Should I tip my massage therapist?


Tipping your massage therapist is a common practice.  Here at MB Massage Studio I graciously accept tips but they are not required.

Should I come early?


Should I come early?


Yes.  If it is your first appointment please come 20-25 minutes early so you can fill out my intake form and we can discuss it and your reasons for coming in.  All of your following visits I ask that you are there 5-10 minutes early so that you can get settled in.

What is your cancellation policy?


What is your cancellation policy?


I ask that you give me at least a 24 hour notice if you cannot make it to your appointment.  This time allows me to fill your spot with someone else. Need to cancel? Please call (603) 283-8443.

What happens if I'm late?


What happens if I'm late?


Please be a little early.  If you are late your appointment will still go to the scheduled time and you will still be charged the full service charge.

Can I bring my young child with me?


Can I bring my young child with me?


This time is for you, meaning that you are here to relax, unwind and be stress free.  Please find a time for you and arrange for someone to watch your children at home so that you can get the most out of your massage.

What are the benefits of massage?


What are the benefits of massage?


Go to our benefits page to see the many benefits of massage.

Do I need an appointment? How do I get one?


Do I need an appointment? How do I get one?


Yes, I work by appointment only.  So please call me at (603) 283-8443 or go to my contact page to request an appointment.  If I have the availability same day appointments are possible.

Where should I park?


Where should I park?


You can park anywhere in the driveway as there is plenty of parking available. Please try not to block other vehicles that might be parked in the driveway. Also, please be aware that during the winter it is not a good idea to park on the North side of the house due to snow or ice that may fall off the roof.

When should I NOT get a massage?


When should I NOT get a massage?


Massage is extremely useful in the treatment of so many health conditions, but there are some certain instances when you should not get massage. 

Some examples of when you should not get a massage are:

  • When you have a contagious skin disease or rash (like Impetigo, poison ivy, etc)
  • Recent stroke or heart attack
  • Recent bone fracture or sprain
  • In the first trimester of pregnancy
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • During acute rheumatoid or osteoarthritis
  • When you suspect a blood clot
  • If you have acute gout
  • If you are sick with the cold or flu

There are others I'm sure I haven't covered here.  If you are ever unsure please contact me or your physician. In addition massage can be effective in bringing comfort to those fighting cancer, but it is important for me to communicate with your doctor so that we can work at appropriate times during your treatment.  I may require a doctors note and a release of information so to treat you in a way that helps not harms.

603 283-8443