top of page

What to Expect at Your First Massage Appointment

Are you considering booking your first massage appointment but need clarification on what to expect? You're not alone! Many people feel a mix of excitement and apprehension before their first massage. To help ease your concerns and ensure you have a positive experience, let's take a closer look at what you can anticipate during your first massage appointment at Touch Education.

Our office at Practice Yoga Cincinnati in Anderson

  • Arrival and Check-In: When you arrive at our office, you may wait in your car or at the door if you arrive early. Our doors are locked for safety during treatment, and one of our therapists will let you in about 5 minutes before your appointment. They'll ask you to complete a brief health history form if you haven't already done so online. You can find our client intake form on the home page at This form helps the massage therapist understand any medical conditions or specific concerns you may have.

  • Consultation: Your therapist will review your health history form and may ask you a few questions to understand your goals for the massage better. Be open and honest about your preferences or pain you're experiencing. As a rule, we do not offer Deep Tissue as a service. We may use deeper pressure on an area if indicated. Our approach to the body has evolved over 23 years and thousands of hours of treatment, you can feel confident that you are in good hands.

  • Choosing Your Massage: If you need help deciding what service to schedule, you can schedule a complimentary phone consultation; we will be happy to listen to your concerns and suggest the best option. We advise all new clients and clients with acute or chronic discomfort to schedule a 90-minute session.

  • Dressing Down: Your therapist will instruct you on what to do next. Generally, you'll be asked to undress to your comfort level. Most people remove all their clothing except underwear, but you'll always be appropriately draped with sheets, exposing only the area being worked on. Your modesty and comfort are a top priority. We offer fully clothed treatment options as well.

  • Relaxation and Atmosphere: Our massage rooms are designed to promote a sense of safety and serenity. You'll find soothing music, dimmed but ample lighting, and a comfortable massage table with soft padding. You can close your eyes and focus on unwinding during the session.

Our treatment room in Anderson

  • During the Massage: Your therapist will use a variety of techniques and tools, depending on your goals. Possible methods include therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, kinesio tape, or microcurrent.

  • Mindful Breathing: One of the most critical aspects of your massage experience is your breathing. Deep, slow breaths can help you relax and enhance the effectiveness of the massage. It's normal to drift into a state of deep relaxation during the session.

  • After the Massage: When the massage is complete, your therapist will leave the room to let you dress privately. Take your time getting up and getting dressed. When ready, you can tap on or open the door to let your therapist back in for checkout.

  • Post-Massage Benefits: Many people feel immediate relief from tension and stress after their first massage. You might also experience increased flexibility and improved mood.

  • Rebooking and Self-Care: Your therapist can help you schedule your next appointment before leaving, as regular massages can provide ongoing benefits for your physical and mental well-being. Additionally, practicing self-care, such as stretching, staying hydrated, and maintaining good posture, can help prolong the positive effects of your massage.

We would love to help you take the next steps in your wellness journey. There is good to be done! If you have any additional questions, please schedule a complimentary phone consultation or email us at


bottom of page