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What will my first session be like?

When you arrive, I will have a health intake form for you to fill out.  I need to know about any surgeries, injuries, allergies, diseases or medications that may affect your massage.  We will discuss your answers and make a plan for your massage.   Then I will step out of the room to wash my hands before we begin and allow you privacy to undress and get under the covers on the massage table.  I will knock on the door and ask if you are ready before I come back in.  
During your massage I will only uncover the part of your body that I am working on and will re-cover you when I am done.  You leave all the work to me! I am very comfortable moving bodies around and I have worked on bodies of every age, size and shape.  My table is a safe space and I want you to feel completely comfortable and relaxed-I'm here to help loosen those muscles, not make you tense up!

Do I have to be naked during my massage?

I ask that you undress to the level of your comfort.  For many people, that means leaving on their underwear and sometimes women with large breasts feel more comfortable leaving their bra on.
Both of those scenarios are fine if you feel most comfortable with them.
But, I would encourage you to explore being fully undressed on the table because it allows me to overlap my strokes over the joints at the hip and back and it really feels like a marvelous connection of your body.

Is a massage sexual?

No. Absolutely not.  You can read more of my thoughts on this here.

Massage does frequently entail the receiver be nude, however they are fully covered while lying on the massage table. Only the part of the body I am working on will be undraped at any time.  Women's breasts will always be fully covered while lying face up (or in the "supine" position) and while lying face down ("prone") the gluteal cleft will always be covered, even while working the gluteal muscles (which I highly recommend not avoiding during a massage-we store so much tension there and those are huge muscles that we constantly use).  Proper draping techniques are very important to me and I received plenty of training on them during my time at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy.

Will my massage hurt?

Your massage must at all times be to your comfort level.  Every body is different and even your every body part may like a different pressure, maybe even different needs session to session.  It is important for you to communicate your needs to me before, during and after a massage.  I am here to be YOUR therapist and if on the day we meet your body will only give in to a feather lite touch then that is what you need to communicate to me. "Ouch","Too deep", "I'm cold", or "More pressure there, please" are all welcome during your massage.  I will always do my best to meet your needs, but I really need you to tell me how you are feeling so you can have your best massage.
"Hurts so good" is an individual measurement.  If it passes the point of feeling good, to where your body is tensing up in anticipation of my touch, we have lost the massage at that point.  You will not hurt my feelings by telling me to go lighter.  Or 5 minutes later, telling me to go deeper on another area.  Let's do this together!