Source Wellness

Helping people return to their own inner source where true healing and peace reside!

What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Arrive a few minutes early so you have enough time to discuss with your massage therapist the goals and expectations of your treatment.  Your therapist will ask you to fill out a health history form and will ask you some general questions about any previous injuries, problem areas, and the type of treatment that you would like to be performed.  This information is confidential.

The massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during  your massage. You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas. It is important to drink plenty of water as you can after the massage to flush metabolic waste from the tissues. Don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage.

How will I feel after the massage therapy session?

Most people feel very relaxed.
  It is normal to feel a little sore, or not, in areas that had deeper attention mostly because a lot of toxins were released from your soft tissues during the session. Drinking liquids is highly recommended for the simple fact that it helps to free the body of those toxins. Most people feel very relaxed and experience freedom from long-term aches and pains. Some of the benefits you will receive after your massage session include an increase of energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that before you begin your session, the practitioner ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Many practitioners may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
You and the practitioner will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask the practitioner questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.

Must I be completely undressed?
It is important for you as the client to feel as comfortable as possible during your session.  You are going to undress to your comfort level.  The therapist will leave the room while you undress and will give you enough time to relax onto the table and cover yourself with a clean sheet. To keep you comfortable and warm, you will be properly draped during the entire session. Only the areas that are being worked on are uncovered.  The therapist will inform you on the areas that are being addressed, and ask you to undress to whatever degree is necessary for effective work to take place.

Source Wellness
189 Governor Street, Suite 102 | Providence, RI 02906