How Your Massage Therapy Sessions Will Unfold

How Your Massage Therapy Sessions Will Unfold

Massage therapy treatment

Have you ever wondered how a typical massage therapy session unfolds?  Today we will take you through the steps of your first appointment.

Arriving For Your First Appointment

It is advised to arrive about 15 minutes early for your first massage therapy appointment.  You will be required to fill out some simple paper work including a health history form.  Please be sure to complete this form fully and accurately.  This is required to make your massage treatment as safe and as effective as possible.

For any follow up appointments you need not arrive so early.  Simply arrive by the appointed time.

Meet and Greet With Your Massage Therapist

Once it is your appointment time, your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) will come and greet you in the waiting area and bring you into the treatment room.  Before beginning your massage therapy session the RMT will go over your health history form and ask what your goals of treatment are.  At this time feel free to disclose what prompted you to make the appointment.  If you have an injury your therapist will take some time to assess it. This is necessary to pin point the issue and resolve it in as few sessions as possible.

Getting on the Massage Table

When the meet and greet has wrapped up, the RMT will leave the room.  Once you have privacy you are welcome to undress to your comfort level.  Most people chose to take all their clothes off except their underwear, but it is up to you how much you want to leave on or take off.

Once you are disrobed get on the table as instructed by your RMT.  In most cases this means on your stomach with your head facing down in the face cradle.  Be sure to cover yourself with the sheet and blanket before your therapist re-enters the room.

The therapist will only re-enter the room after knocking to respect your privacy.

During the Massage Therapy Treatment

Once the therapist re-enters the room they will begin massaging you.  After a few moments you will be asked how the pressure is.  Please be honest.  This will ensure the massage is safe and enjoyable.

During your treatment your modesty will always be protected with proper draping.  This means that only the area being treated will be uncovered from the sheets.  For example, if your right leg is being massaged, it will be uncovered, but all other areas of your body will remain under sheets.

Wrap Up

Once the massage therapy treatment is complete, the therapist will leave the room so you can dress in privacy.  Once you are dressed the RMT will show you some stretches to help you with your main area of concern.  She will also recommend a time frame for a follow up session.

To pay for your session please go to the front desk.  The receptionist will process your payment and book your next session, if applicable.

Book your massage appointment today!  Call 289-684-4214 or email us.  

Rebecca Henry, RMT has been in practice since 2010.  She offers mobile massage, in-clinic, and corporate massage services.  Insurance receipts are available!


  • Last updated March 1, 2016

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