Your therapist will need to know if you have any medical conditions relevant to having a massage (such as osteoporosis or deep vein thrombosis), and what medications you are taking, so you will need to complete a basic health history form prior to your treatment. At the beginning of your session, they will check with you where you are experiencing pain, stiffness or soreness, and the areas you would like to be treated. Your massage therapist may also perform various tests and assessments to gain a better understanding of your problem and what is causing it. This will also allow them to determine which massage techniques will be most effective for you.
If you have any X-rays or scans relevant to your condition, please bring them plus any written reports to your appointment. Your therapist will need to get to the areas to be treated, so please wear clothing suitable for this.
Your feedback during your massage is very important, so please let your therapist know if the pressure they are applying is too strong or if you would prefer it firmer.