Welcome to Siam Wellness! Here is a quick overview of what to expect before, during, and after your first a massage therapy practice.
For your first time appointment, please arrive for your appointment 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. This allows you the time to fill out the appropriate client forms. Early arrival allows for a relaxed unhurried experience. If late arrival is inevitable, your service maybe shortened in order to keep on schedule. For example, if you scheduled an hour session and arrive 15 minutes late, you will be charged for that hour session but will only receive 45 minutes of treatment for that session, including consultation and changing time.
While your massage therapist is reviewing your forms, it is a good idea to use the restroom before your massage appointment begins.
In the privacy of the treatment room, you and your massage therapist will go over your forms and reasons for seeking massage therapy. Your massage therapist will ask you questions to customize your session to meet your specific needs and preferences. You will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or to ask any questions you may have about massage therapy. Your massage therapist will then briefly go over a plan for your massage therapy session. If you have any questions, feel free to speak up.
When you are ready, your massage therapist will exit the room to allow you privacy to undress or change and get comfortable on the massage table. You may prefer to completely disrobe or remain partially clothed. Get comfortable on the massage table underneath the top sheet and blanket. If any adjustments need to be made to the bolsters or face cradle, your massage therapist can help you when they come back in the room.
Every massage therapist has a unique style and approach to giving a massage. Most massage therapists begin with some postural analysis and perhaps some gentle rocking and compressions through the sheets to help you settle in and relax. Relaxing massage techniques may be used at first, and as you become more relaxed more specific areas of tension may be worked with deeper pressure. Your therapist will periodically ask for feedback on pressure or techniques, and may gently move your limbs or make requests through out the session.
You should expect to be comfortable and relaxed during your massage. If you experience any pain or discomfort at any time, let your massage therapist know right away. Speak up if the pressure needs adjusting, if you need an extra blanket, or if there is anything your massage therapist can do to help you relax.
Good communication is key to achieving the best results during your massage appointment. This is your massage. Be sure to give feedback to help your therapist meet your specific needs. The more relaxed you are, the easier it is for us to do our job! If there is anything your massage therapist can do to make you more comfortable, let them know.
You will experience the greatest benefits from your session if you just allow yourself to become quiet and relaxed… which also helps your massage therapist focus on providing a great massage!
When your massage is complete, the massage therapist will set out a moist hot towel on a tray for you. Your therapist will then exit the treatment room. Slowly and carefully get off the massage table when you are ready.
You can freshen up with the hot towel, and then just toss it in the basket when you are done. When you are dressed, open the door so it is slightly ajar to let your massage therapist know you are ready for them to come back in.
Once you massage therapist sees your door open, they will step back in for a quick follow up with you in the privacy of the massage room.
You and your massage therapist will discuss how your session went, answer any questions you may have about your massage, and make any other notes for your next massage. Everybody is different, so feel free to give your massage therapist honest feedback about what you like and what you don’t like about your massage. Massage therapists are capable of some pretty amazing things, but we can’t read minds.
Once you are finished giving your massage therapist feedback, they will walk you back out to our front desk to check out.
If you would like to leave a tip, simply add the gratuity at checkout. Tipping is neither required nor expected, but of course we appreciate the gesture! However, the best appreciation you can show is by referring your friends and family to us and writing a review to let everyone know about your great massage!
Now is also a good time to schedule your next massage appointment.
For more answers to commonly asked questions about massage, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.