There are a lot of questions that people have when visiting a new Massage Therapist. Find some of the most common questions people have below. If something is still unclear, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Do I have to wear a mask?
Yes! Social distancing and massage don't work well together, so yes, masks are 100% mandatory. It will need to be on your face (covering both your nose and mouth) BEFORE entering the building, and remain on for the duration that you are in the building. We don't allow vented masks in the office. Green Harbor Massage works with people who are high risk and have high risk family, among others, so there are zero exceptions.
What should I expect from my first session?
Expect a welcoming, judgement free zone! Please show up 15-20 minutes before your first appointment to fill out your health forms and discuss your goals. We will go over your health intake form together and create a treatment plan (even if your goal is just to relax, that's cool too!) After that, I'll show you to the massage treatment area where you can get undressed to your comfort level, get on the table, and under the sheet and blanket (I stay out of the room for that part. Privacy please). I'll check with you to be sure you are ready and covered before coming back in the room and then we will start with what we discussed during planning/goal setting. You will be encouraged to speak up if you need more pressure, less pressure, or for any reason (random question? Ask away). When your session is over, I'll leave the room before you get up and dressed.
How should I prepare for my first treatment?
Well... make sure you write down any questions you may have, so you don't forget to ask any. There isn't really any "preparing" that is needed. (Unless you are coming from the gym or farm chores...then please at least rinse off in the shower. You won't want sweat and grime pushed back into your skin). Please don't make a big deal if you didn't/don't shave. Shaving isn't even close to being on my radar. I couldn't care less. Oh! Please don't come in with a full face of makeup. Not only will it get smudged from the face rest, it will stain my face rest covers. That's it! No worries about pit hair or a little bit of oily scalp, we're good.
What about tips?
Tips are not accepted...kind of. If you do leave a tip, just know that I don't keep them. They go to a different local charity every month, which is listed on Facebook and you can totally just go donate to them directly. Tipping is disabled on my booking and payment software. I'm odd and feel the price listed is the price you should pay with no worrying how much to budget in for a tip (we're good). There are other ways to show appreciation, like re-booking your next session, refer a friend, leave a review for Green Harbor Massage on Google, OR... I'm even signed up with Review Forest who plants a tree for every review (I like that one). So don't worry about how much extra to bring.