Tips On Saving Time At Your Massage Appointment

28 August 2017
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog


Any time that you have a massage scheduled, you want to spend as much time on the table getting your treatment as you can. It's important to remember that your allotted time — 60 minutes, for example — begins when you walk into the clinic room, so you'll want to do all that you can to get onto the table quickly. Many massage therapy clients make simple mistakes that can result in them finally climbing onto the table five, 10, or more minutes after the scheduled start of their appointment. If you keep the following tips in mind, you'll give yourself as much time as possible for the treatment.

Fill Out Your Health Questionnaire At Home

If you're seeing a massage therapist for the first time, you'll always need to fill out a health questionnaire. Many clients do so upon arriving at the clinic, but this can cut into the actual hands-on part of the appointment. You can avoid this delay by printing the form off the clinic's website, filling it out at home, and then bringing it with you. If the clinic's website doesn't have forms available for download, simply call and ask to have one emailed to you. Although your therapist will still go over the form with you, things will move faster when you aren't filling it out at the clinic, too.

Use The Bathroom Beforehand

It's easy to make the mistake of getting into the room, beginning to get undressed, and then realize that you need to use the bathroom. At most clinics, this means that you'll need to get your clothes back on and go down the hall — all while the clock is ticking on your appointment. It might seem simple, but remembering to relieve yourself before your session will give yourself as much time as possible for the massage.

Choose The Right Clothing

Certain types of clothing can be slow to take off, which can delay the time it takes for you to get onto the table. Saving one or two minutes might not seem like a lot, but you'd rather spend this time getting massaged instead of dealing with your garments. When possible, wear comfortable clothing that you can remove quickly. For example, athletic shorts and a T-shirt are much easier to take off and toss onto a chair than business attire, given that you'll want to unbutton your shirt and hang it up, fold your pants, and so on.

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