I want to ensure that you feel informed and comfortable during your session! Here is a quick overview of what to expect before, during, and after your visit to Body Dynamic.
My office is in my home in Lester Place. The townhouse is tall and yellow with a green door. There is a dedicated parking space for your car right in front of my house with ten stair-steps leading up to my front door. I do have pets, however they will be located away from the treatment area during your session.
When You Arrive
Please plan to arrive just before your appointment start time (and allow at least 15 minutes after the end time of your session for closing & dressing). I will greet you at the front door, and then guide you to the treatment room. There I will review your forms and ask questions to customize your session to meet your specific needs and goals. You will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or to ask any questions you may have about your treatment. At this time you may choose to pay for your session, so as to eliminate the need to interrupt your "happy massage buzz" as you depart. A restroom is located adjacent to the treatment room, and a large robe is provided for your use.
After briefly explaining what will happen during the session, I will leave you in privacy. Once the curtain is drawn, please undress to YOUR level of comfort (however wearing snug underwear is preferred for orthopedic techniques) and then slide onto the heated massage table under the linens. Once on the table, begin to relax by drawing your attention to your breath.
During the Massage Session
I will knock and ask to enter. We will begin our session with a few deep breaths. Long, gentle massage strokes will be used at first, and as you become more relaxed more specific areas of tension may be worked with deeper pressure. Occasionally, I’ll ask for feedback on pressure or techniques, and may gently move you or make requests throughout the session.
Good communication is key to achieving the best results during your appointment. I want you to feel pampered during your massage! Please help me to meet your specific needs by letting me know if you'd like me to adjust my pressure, the table temperature, music, lighting, or if there is anything else I can do to optimize your experience.
Some people enjoy chatting during their massage, others prefer to just relax and focus on breathing. Most people have an easier time relaxing and receive greater benefits from their massage if casual conversation is kept to a minimum and focus remains on treatment.
After Your Massage
As your session concludes, I will leave the treatment room and give you a few minutes to re-awaken and center yourself before you dress. When you are ready, please open the treatment room curtain. You and I will discuss how your session went, and I’ll make notes for next time. Please schedule your next appointment at this time in order to save $5 off of your next session! For your convenience, I accept major credit cards and cash. If paying cash, please bring exact amount as I don't keep change on hand.
Results may vary from person to person. Most people feel very mellow following a relaxation massage, but energized after an orthopedic treatment. How you feel will vary depending upon your personal condition, the types of massage therapy you received, the length of your session, and how often you receive massage.
If possible, take a little quiet time after your massage - a nap or gentle walk is best. This will help prolong the positive effects of your session and make the most of the time you have invested taking care of yourself. Do to the effects of massage, I recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for the rest of the day. Please drink plenty of water following your session to promote hydration and remove toxins from your body.
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Clare Ellen Mann
Body Dynamic, LLC
Christiansburg, VA 24073