B. PATINO, LMT
MASSAGE | REIKI | ASHIATSU
Uniquely Integrative Massage Techniques
for YOUR needs
CLIENT IN-TAKE FORM
As a new client, assessing your current health and therapeutic needs is extremely important in helping to provide the appropriate treatment.
Please take a moment to download and print the PDF version of B. Well Therapies
In-Take form. Answer the questions as fully and honestly as possible* and bring to your first appointment. Your therapist will review the information with you before your massage begins.
*The information you provide is completely confidential.
GUIDELINES FOR RECEIVING A MASSAGE
Massage is not a common part of our contemporary cultural experience, therefore you may feel uneasy about receiving your first massage. Here are a few guidelines to help you feel at ease and to gain the greatest benefit from your massage therapy session.
Close your eyes and allow yourself to relax as completely as possible. Focus your attention on your breathing, which should be slow, deep and even.
When your therapist locates areas of pain or tension in the body, consciously try to relax those areas. As you inhale deeply, visualize the breath flowing to the tense area and relaxing it. As you fully exhale, visualize the tension leaving the body with the breath. Never hold your breath, this will only hold in the tension.
Allow your therapist to move your limbs into various positions. Be limp, like a rag doll, and do not try to help move your arms, legs, or head. Your therapist is a trained professional who will not do anything to hurt you. If your therapist does anything that is uncomfortable, let your therapist know immediatly. Your feedback is appreciated and helps ensure you receive the best massage possible.
To aid in your relaxation, feel free to confine the conversation to feedback about your massage. However, if you are more at ease having a conversation, feel free to do so.
The best way to receive a massage is with the body completely unclothed. Your therapist is sensitive to your privacy and will keep your body covered with a sheet, blanket, or towel, except for the area being massaged. If you prefer, you may leave your underwear on or remain fully clothed.
As your therapist manipulates your muscles, many toxins are released. As such, you may feel muscle soreness for a few days following your massage. This temporary soreness is a sign that your body is healing itself. Once it passes, you will feel better than before. To help decrease the soreness, drink plenty of water after your massage and for the days to follow.
Massage is an ancient healing art and not a sexual service. The body might become aroused as you experience the pleasure of total relaxation. You should not be embarrassed by this, as it is a natural response of the body. However, you should not act upon this response. Any inappropriate behavior will result in the termination of the session.
You may fall asleep during your massage, which is an indication that the body and mind are releasing stress and tension. Your therapist will gently wake you when it is time to turn over or if the massage has come to an end.
I hope that your massage is both enjoyable and beneficial and that this experience will mark the beginning of a lifelong practice that helps you enjoy the best possible heath and relaxation. Enjoy your massage!