Massage Etiquette

Massage Etiquette

Massage Therapy is practiced in several settings, be it medical offices, spas, or the gym. Each therapist has their own style and philosophy of care. This can lead clients to guessing about proper etiquette and the expectations of the session.  Below are guidelines to help Studio Q 360 clients remove the guess work.

Booking the Appointment

Studio Q 360 believes massage is therapeutic- the same as chiropractic services, physical therapy, mental health counseling, and medical care.

All appointments are booked no less than 24 hours in advance. This helps create a respectful working relationship.

When calling to book your appointment, please have your calendar ready along with a list of dates and times that will work with your schedule.

It is important to mention any medical issues during the booking process as some conditions require additional research and preparation.

When booking your appointment, mention any gift certificates, packages, promotions or discounts you would like to use for the session.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Clients are to arrive 15 minutes prior to the appointment time to complete your paperwork, discuss your areas of discomfort, and identify the goal for your massage.

Detailed paperwork is needed to create a successful plan and help isolate the roots of discomfort and/or stress.

Please bring a complete list of your medications, including all prescription, over the counter, and holistic/natural remedies.

During the Massage

Clients are encouraged to let the therapist know if the pressure is too heavy or too light.

Conversation is kept to a minimum during Relaxation sessions. Sports massage sessions may include dialog related to stretches, pressure checks, and pain levels.

After the Massage

When the massage is complete, clients can expect a 10-15 minute discussion regarding findings, wellness plans, and homework stretches.

Follow-up appointments are best booked at the end of the massage session. The average client books their next appointment 2- 4 weeks in advance.