Are You New To Massage Therapy
Here Is What You Want To Know!
If you have never received a professional massage you may feel a little uneasy about making your first appointment. This is natural. After all it's not every day that you walk into a private room, remove your clothes and allow a another human being to soothe away your aches and pain! The good news is that any unease you may have is quickly diminished once you meet and speak with the therapist and begin the treatment.
After the massage session you will feel both relaxed and energized. You will look and feel better. Massage affects all the systems of the body. Benefits include increased local circulation of blood and lymph, improved muscle tone and elasticity and a calming of the central nervous system. Massage helps the body's metabolism return to normal and helps increase nutrition to each cell.
There is nothing special you need to do to prepare for massage! If you are a new client or have not visited Intuitive Bodywork recently, please complete our Online Client Intake Form(s) prior to your appointment. Completing the Online Intake Form(s) at home will save some time on the appointment day, allowing more time for hands-on work.When you arrive at Intuitive Bodywork, we will have a brief interview time to discuss your goals for the massage session, answer any questions you may have and share any thoughts or concerns pertaining to your massage session.
You need only undress to your comfort level. Generally, the best way to experience a full massage is with nothing on, allowing for full, flowing massage techniques and access to all muscle groups. However, Your personal comfort and modesty, however, are the most important considerations.
Generally you are fully draped with a sheet or large towel and only the body part being worked on is exposed at any one time. Optionally, you may choose to wear underwear or a two piece swimsuit with no draping. You are always in control of all aspects of the massage session at anytime and you may change your mind at anytime.
Occasionally, draping choices are influenced by specific procedures or health conditions (i.e. the client selects lymphatic breast massage or may benefit from work near a sensitive area). If there are any special considerations, the therapist will always explain the procedure and any special draping needs prior to the massage session. You always have the choice to allow or deny the procedure.
After discussing your needs and establishing goals for the session, The therapist will explain where to place your clothes and how to position yourself on the massage table. The therapist will then leave the room so you may privately undress and place yourself on the table. After knocking to make sure you are ready, the therapist will enter the room and begin the massage.Relaxing music or nature sounds will play in the background during the massage. The therapist will check with you occasionally to ensure that you are comfortable, that the amount of pressure is appropriate and that your needs are being met. Some clients prefer to enter a state of deep quiet and relaxation during the massage. Others may prefer to talk. The choice is yours.You (the client) are always in charge of the massage session! If anything at all is uncomfortable (room temperature, pressure, draping) just let your therapist know and immediate adjustments will be made to meet your needs. Even if you want to end the massage, all you have to do is say so!
No! Relaxation massage should never be painful. It is a pleasant experience. Be sure to tell me if anything is uncomfortable and I will alter the technique. Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) techniques may elicit a mild to medium discomfort, intense sensation or "good hurt" on tight or injured tissues but there should be no pain.
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Any unease you may have is quickly diminished once you meet and speak with the therapist and begin your treatment!
After the massage session you will feel both relaxed and energized.
You will look and feel better!
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Intuitive Bodywork LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Such information can include location data and information of end users. Intuitive Bodywork LLC does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
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Certain visitors to Intuitive Bodywork LLC's Websites and users of Intuitive Bodywork LLC's Applications choose to interact with Intuitive Bodywork LLC in ways that require Intuitive Bodywork LLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Intuitive Bodywork LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a social network at Intuitive Bodywork LLC to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Intuitive Bodywork LLC, – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Intuitive Bodywork LLC collects such information only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor interaction with Intuitive Bodywork LLC. Intuitive Bodywork LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Website-related and Application-related activities.
Intuitive Bodywork LLC, may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its Websites and users of its Applications. For instance, Intuitive Bodywork LLC may monitor the most popular social networks on the Intuitive Bodywork LLC site. Intuitive Bodywork LLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Intuitive Bodywork LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
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Intuitive Bodywork LLC, discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Intuitive Bodywork LLC's behalf or to provide services available at Intuitive Bodywork LLC's Websites and Applications, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. For instance, Intuitive Bodywork LLC uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, data storage, and related technology required to run the services available on Intuitive Bodywork LLC's Websites, and Applications. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Intuitive Bodywork LLC's Websites and Applications, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Intuitive Bodywork LLC, will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above. Intuitive Bodywork LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Intuitive Bodywork LLC, believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Intuitive Bodywork LLC, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of Intuitive Bodywork LLC's Websites or Applications and have supplied your email address, Intuitive Bodywork LLC, may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what going on with Intuitive Bodywork LLC and our services and products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Intuitive Bodywork LLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Our Websites and all Applications promulgated through it are not directed to or should be available to children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any kind of personal data from children under 13 years of age. If we become aware of such data collection, we will immediately delete such data. If any parent or guardian learns or otherwise becomes aware of a child under 13 years of age using the Platform or otherwise providing personal information, please contact us.
This Policy was last updated on November 4, 2019
Intuitive Bodywork LLC
Alan Jordan, Owner
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New Cumberland, PA 17070
The mission of Intuitive Bodywork is to deliver excellence in massage therapy and bodywork. We endeavor to assist our clients in achieving and maintaining superior physical, emotional and spiritual health.
To listen to the needs of each person and provide appropriate care
To honor and reinforce the goodness and worth of each person
To educate the community about massage therapy and bodywork
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