Our massage therapy sessions follow a format that includes a five minute initial consultation and undressing, hands-on time, and five minutes at the end for you to re-dress. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to complete a client intake form. Simply call us at your center if you are unable to keep your appointment, or if you are running late.
Depending on the particular type of massage therapy you have arranged for your first visit, you will probably be asked to lie back on a special table that is designed for massage, insuring maximum stability while keeping your comfort in mind during the session.
All LaVida Massage sessions include five minutes for Check In & Initial Consultation as well as time to undress. All sessions conclude with five minutes for Post-Consultation, guest recommendations and time to redress. As an example, if you book a 60 minute Custom Session from LaVida Massage, that means 50 minutes of customized hands-on treatment from an expert therapist.
What You Can Expect at Your Custom Massage Session
The room will be warm, quiet, and (if you wish) filled with soothing music. A non-scented/non-allergenic body oil will be used to ease the friction between your body and the hands of your therapist. Typically, the skin absorbs most of this body oil in the event one has another commitment right after the session. Please feel free to request a towel if you want to remove any excess oil before dressing.
Your custom massage session will start gently to calm your nervous system and begin to release superficial tension and toxins. Gradually, your massage therapist will work the tissue more deeply and addresses specific areas of concern that you discussed during your five minute Consultation in advance of the Session. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to gain a therapeutic response. Soft tissue includes muscles, skin and connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and membranes. Relaxation (sometimes referred to as Swedish Massage) is one of the forms of massage therapy practiced at LaVida Massage Centers; however, massage therapists understand and utilize a range of therapies and techniques, depending on your needs and their particular specialties. Your therapist will help you understand how therapeutic massage and your body, working in tandem, has the capacity to literally heal itself -and will help you to learn how you can become part of this process.
As our new guest, we want to welcome you to LaVida Massage and extend a one-time, introductory discount on your Custom Massage Session or Custom Signature Facial Session. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so you can help us to better understand your needs by filling out our Guest Intake Form.
Running Late for Your Appointment?
It happens, and we understand, if you are running late, we ask that you give us a courtesy call or email your local LaVida Massage Wellness Center directly to let them know in advance. Thank you!