Massage is quickly becoming a common part of our contemporary cultural experience, but many people feel uneasy about receiving their first massage. Here are a few guidelines to help you feel at ease and gain the greatest benefit from your massage therapy session.

Tell the therapist about areas of your body that are injured, tense or sore. Also mention any medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, chronic headaches, varicose veins or recent surgery.

The best way to receive a massage is with the body completely unclothed. The therapist is sensitive to the need for privacy and will keep your body covered with a sheet or blanket, except the areas being massaged. However, you may undress to your level of comfort.

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 the therapist’s hands locate areas of pain or tension in your body, consciously try to relax those areas. As you inhale softly and deeply visualize the breath flowing to the tense area and relaxing it. As you full exhale, visualize the tension leaving your body.

Allow the 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. Please feel free to speak up if anything the therapist does is too painful or ticklish, or uncomfortable in any way.

Contrary to a common notion in our society about massage, it is an ancient healing art and not a sexual service. The body might become aroused as you experience the pleasure of total relaxation.


Services are available by appointment only. Please call in advance to assure availability.


We request the courtesy of a 24 hour cancellation notice. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance will be charged a $30 fee.

Late Arrivals

We regret that late arrivals will not receive time extensions and will be responsible for full service fees.


We accept major credit cards, personal checks and cash. Gratuities are not included and may be given at your discretion.

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