Tina Anderson, LMBT

What to Expect

Please note, extra safety precautions are being taken in regards to Covid19.
If you have traveled recently, been around anyone who has tested positive, or have a fever-
Please do not schedule an appointment until you have quarantined 14 days.
At the time of all appointments, face masks are being worn by both client and therapist. 
If you do not have a mask, one can be supplied for you. 

It is my priority to establish open communication with you as my client about your expectations and preferences for our work together. You know your body better than anyone, and by communicating that with me, as your therapist, you will have the most beneficial experience possible. I welcome all questions or concerns you may have at any point during our work together. A good massage should be enjoyable, meaningful and helpful. It’s important you feel empowered to ask for what you need, from the amount of clothing you leave on, to the pressure you want, to the types of oil and lotion you prefer or the temperature on the table. Hopefully, the experience is one you will want to repeat over and over again!

I ask first time clients to arrive 10 minutes early for their appointment. This will ensure that we have time to discuss any areas of discomfort or pain and allows me time to determine what areas to focus on. Each new client is required to fill out an "Intake Form" prior to us starting your first massage session. To save time, you may download the Intake Form, print it out and come with it filled out and signed by clicking here.

This form covers several topics including:

  • Contact information
  • Medical conditions
  • Areas of concern
  • Your level of pain or discomfort
  • What means you might be currently using to help with any pain
  • Personal preferences for level of massage pressure

If you have any of the following conditions, you should NOT get a massage:

  • Any type of infectious disease
  • Systemic infections
  • Severe cold
  • Fracture, bleeding, burns or other acute injury
  • Liver and kidney diseases
  • Blood clot (unless you have a doctor's written permission)
  • Pregnancy-induced diabetes, toxemia, preeclampsia/eclampsia
  • High blood pressure (unless under control with medication)
  • Heart disease
  • Open skin lesions or sores (therapist may work around them if localized)

Massage therapy is a very personal experience for you and it is my highest priority to ensure that you are relaxed, comfortable and feel safe. During your massage you will be draped at all times during your session. Breasts, genitals and other areas you have identified will not be touched and only those areas being worked on at a particular time will be uncovered. A chest drape is used at all times for all clients.

After a brief discussion about your goals for the session, and we have agreed on a treatment plan, I will leave the room while you undress to your comfort level. When you are ready I will return to the room. During your massage, I will check in with you about any changes that you may be experiencing. I encourage you to express any change you may want during, especially in regards to any discomfort or pain to ensure our work together is a positive experience for you. When our time is over, I will step out of the room for you to redress. Once you are ready, we will get you checked out, answer any questions that you may have and get you scheduled for your next visit. 

It is my goal to ensure that you have a very calming and beneficial experience.