Now I would like to go over your medical history form and answer any questions that you may have.
Have you ever experienced a licensed massage therapy session before? If you have, what type of massage was it? Was it for relaxation or to address a specific medical condition?
There are many different types of massage. Swedish Massage is the style that all licensed therapists in the state of Ohio are trained in. From there, therapists can choose to study any number of specializations and techniques. I have choosen to specialize in three advanced techniques. Swedish Massage for its relaxation and calming effects on the body. Trigger Point Therapy for the assistance in pain relief as well as increasing mobility in joints & increasing flexiblilty. Finally, Sports Massage.for its assistance in aiding athelites in preperation for and following athletic events.
Hello, my name is Scott Allen, and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. I would like to thank you for taking this Virtual Massage tour with me.
Come in and have a seat. I have a short medical history form for you to fill out and I would also like to introduce you to my Guide Dog, Atlas
My treatment room which features soft lighting, a fireplace, water sounds, soothing aromas, and calm music in a safe and professional environment
When you are finished with the medical history form I will look it over and make sure the room is all set up.
If you would like to walk upstairs, I will show you to the treatment room.
Tell the therapist about any areas of your body that are injured, tense, or sore. Also mention any medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, chronic headaches, pregnancy, or past surgeries.
If it is okay with you, Atlas will be joining us during your session. He has a comfortalbe bed under the massage table. He will remain under the table just poking his head out from time to time to say hi.
What sort of things do I need to include in this form?
These three specializations combine very well together to not only allow for a great deal of relaxaton but to aid the body in addressing many painful and restrictive medical ailments such as but certainly not limited to: Migrain headaches, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, Tennis Elbow, Bursitis, and many many others.
Therapist and client work together to discuss the desired outcome of the therapy session. This will determine which parts of your body need massage.
A typical full body Swedish Massage will include work on the head, neck, chest, abdomen, hands, arms, legs, feet, hips, and back.
REMEMBER - During a licensed massage therapy session the patient is covered by a sheet at all times during the session except the the area that is being treated at that time. Women's chests a are always covered.
As you can see, the sheets on the massage table are set up like your bed sheets at home. There is a top and bottom sheet with a blanket for warmth.
When Trigger Point Therapy or Deep Tissue Massage is needed during a session, fewer areas of the body are worked during a session. Due to its more advanced concentration required to address specific areas of in the muscle tissue .
I am about to leave the room for a few minutes to allow you to get ready for the therapy session. .Please remove your clothing and then get between the sheets as if you are getting into bed at night. Lie on your back, facing up towards the ceiling. After I wash my hands, I will knock before entering the room. Then we can begin the session.
Most massage therapy techniques are traditionally performed using direct contact with the skin. However, you may wear any article(s) of clothing that allow you to feel as comfortable as possible. If you are not comfortable in your surroundings then the massage therapy session will not be of any benefit to you. Please note, the more clothing you wear during the session may restrict the therapists ability during the treatment.
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
Don't be afraid to give your therapist feedback. Do you want more or less pressure. Remember this is your massage, you're in control. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them at any time. If you don't speak up the therapist can't make the appropriate adjustments.
Thank you for taking this Virtual Tour and allowing me to introduce myself as well as my massage therapy practice. I hope that I have aided you in understanding massage therapy a little better and making you feel more comfortable. I am looking forward to working with you and answering any questions that you might have.
My goal is to make you as comfortable as possilbe and to allow you to feel secure and
at ease while working with
Therapeutic Massage by Scott..
LESS than a 24hr. notice of cancellation by a client will result in a 50% charge of the missed appointment.
LESS than a 24hr. notice of cancellation by the therapist will result in a 50% discount off the missed appointment when rescheduled.
NO SHOW - Failure to appear for a scheduled appointment withiout prior contact will result in a 100% charge of the scheduled appointment price.
* Prices and policies are subject to change without prior notice