What to expect on your first massage therapy visit:
If you’ve never had massage therapy treatment before, don’t worry, you’re in good hands at Evolve. Here are a few details about the process. Most importantly, we are here to help you relax and facilitate your wellness!
We recommend you arrive at least 15 minutes early to find parking, locate the clinic and fill out our clinic forms.
Your appointment time includes the following:
- History Review
- Patient Education
When you arrive:
Someone on our team will welcome you, and you will go into the treatment room to discuss your healthcare history form that you would have filled out online. If you book your treatment through our online system we will send you the massage history form. If you prefer you can download and print out the history form here:
Your massage therapist will greet you and take you through an intake process to discuss your current medical health, medications, injuries, and places of soreness or tension. In addition, your therapist will ask you what your goals are for the session and your overall wellness.
For those new to massage:
Massage treatment can be daunting to try the first time. For people who haven’t experienced it before, it seems strange to undress and lie on a table and let someone else come in the room and work on you.
Even though you are undressed, you are under the sheets and covered the entire time, with only the area that is being worked on exposed.
The professionalism of our therapists will help guide you through any nervousness and trepidation you might feel!
To help you relax and enjoy your treatment, we have state of the art heated hydraulic tables, play relaxation music and use scented or unscented massage oils or lotions.
What to expect after the treatment:
You may expect to be sore for a couple days. Ice any sore areas during this time.
It’s important to drink lots of water following a massage, as working the muscles releases lactic acid and other toxins that build up in the body. Water will help flush your system following massage treatment.
Please do not hesitate to call the clinic if you have any questions or concerns.
As part of your wellness plan, Evolve Therapeutic Massage provides a personalized rehab program with diagrammed photographs of exercise examples. This program, in conjunction with your treatment, is designed to get you back to optimal health. Your massage therapist will work with you to select and demonstrate the exercises as part of your plan.
Before you depart:
Our receptionist will be able to assist you with your payment and future appointments.
We will look forward to seeing you again!