What to Expect

Self Therapy LLC

1301 NW 67th St.

Lawton, OK 73505

Self Therapy LLC is a locally owned business.  Our mission is to provide our community with a clean, relaxing, & safe environment in which you can enjoy the many benefits that massage therapy and other alternative therapies can make in your life and the lives of the people around you.  We keep the doors of Self Therapy LLC  open 7 days a week and take evening appointments too, in hopes that everyone will have an opportuntity to experience the services that we provide in our facility.

All of our massage therapy sessions,  include at no additional cost to you:  A professional massage therapist, the massage technique of your choice, hot stone placement, & our signature warm towels.

We offer discounts to seniors, minors, and military personnel.  In addition to our on going weekly discounted menu, we extend even more opportunities to save to select groups of individuals each month.

 

Meet & Greet

web3From the moment you step foot in the door, our staff will greet you.  If you have not filled out our online intake form, you may be asked you to fill out a Self  Therapy LLC client intake form, this is a one page informational sheet that will assist us in knowing what techniques and modalities of massage may best suite your needs.  The client intake form also records any important information that your therapist may need to know, such as, your medical history, past/present injuries, medications you are currently taking, as well as an emergency contact numbers, these questions also assist us in knowing our limitations and contraindications.  Your massage therapist will welcome you and thoroughly review the Intake Form with you in your private suite.  They will also discuss with you, the type of massage you are interested in and any specific goals or expectations you may want to achieve during your treatment.

Confirmations:

As a courtesy to both the client and the therapist, a confirmation in the form of a text message will be sent out at least one day prior, please notify us 24 hours in advance if you are unable to maintain your scheduled appointment or need to make changes to the appointment that is scheduled.

Beginning Your Treatment

Your massage therapist will introduce themselves to you and escort you to your own private suite, where you will find a warm heated table, a small bench/storage unit, as well as hooks on the back of the door to hang your personal belongings.

Your massage therapist will familiarize you with your treatment room and explain to you the standard procedures that accompany your therapeutic session.  After the therapist exits the room, you will then disrobe to your comfort level, this varies from client to client, however keep in mind that any articles of clothing left on may limit the fluid motions that massage incorporates and may also become soiled with oils or lotions.  Once disrobed, you will then lie down on your warm massage table, underneath the top sheet.  Your therapist will give you more directions as needed.  You will be given ample time to undress and unwind prior to your therapist returning, before entering the room your massage therapist will knock on the door and ask if you are ready to begin your treatment.  You will always be covered and draped with the goal to protect your modesty throughout the entire session.  The protocol is that only the part of your body that the therapist is working on will be revealed and then recovered before moving onto the next area.  Your massage technician may use hot stones or heating packs throughout your treatment, please be sure to keep communication open if you become too hot or too cold at any time.  You can always expect a clean and relaxing environment during your massage.  The massage table is heated and can be adjusted if needed.  Your feet will rest on a bolster as relaxing music is played and the room should be quiet with no distractions.

Suggestion:

It is natural for some to want to talk during a massage and for others not a word to be uttered.  Please, do what feels best for you and we will follow your lead.

Our therapists are all trained professionals.

During Your Session

Prior to the start of your treatment, your therapist will ask you to inform them if, at any time, you feel uncomfortable or need to make any adjustments.  They will also ask you to let them know if you need more pressure or less pressure throughout the massage.  Depending on your massage goals or requests, your therapist may customize a massage for your body specifically or focus on certain areas of your body that you have expressed need more attention.

Communication:

This is treatment is designed to meet your individual needs.   Please do not hesitate to openly communicate if at any time you wish something to be done differently.  If you have feedback on pressure, the temperature, or the need to make any adjustments… please let us know.

 

Continuing The Benefits Of Massage

Upon completing your massage session, your therapist will exit the treatment room so that you may re-dress.  When you are ready you will make your way back up to the front desk, you will be greeted by your massage therapist and will and your technician may talk about some of the findings throughout your session and how regular massage therapy can benefit you mentally, physically, and financially.  If you have any further questions about what to expect on your first visit with Self Therapy LLC, please give us a call or text and one of our professionals will gladly go over the etiquette of massage therapy.

Drink Water:

Massage therapy releases toxins and minerals into your blood stream, we strongly encourage you to flush out these toxins by drinking plenty of water and in doing so you can possible reduce potential soreness.


FAQ’s

Where Will My Massage or Bodywork Session Take Place?

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Who Will Perform The Massage Or Bodywork?

Your session will be conducted by a professional who has received proper training, often in a variety of techniques. Some massage and bodywork practitioners are licensed by the state, while others are locally regulated. Although no two massages are exactly alike, you may request a certain technique or modality. You may also request your preference as to a male or female therapist.

Must I Be Completely Undressed?

Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly draped during the session.

Will The Practitioner Be Present When I Disrobe?

The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.

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 yourback, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female).

Will Lubricant Be Used?

A light oil or lotion may be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lubricants used should hydrate the skin and be readily absorbed.

What Will the Massage Or Bodywork Feel Like?

It depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help to calm your nervous system and ease exterior muscle tension. As your body unwinds, pressure will gradually be increased to relax and relieve specific areas of muscular tension. You should communicate with your practitioner immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are There Different Kinds Of Massage And Bodywork?

There are numerous types of massage and bodywork. Various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement reeducation, application of pressure to specific points, and more. Ask the practitioner about the methods she uses.

How Long Will The Session Last?

The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately 50 minutes.  A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, for instance the neck and shoulders, back, or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 1 to 1 1/2-hour session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.  Hydro-therapy can assist in the relaxation process.

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.

How Will I Feel After The Massage Or Bodywork Session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water afterward.

What Are The Benefits Of Massage And Bodywork?

Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and create an overall sense of well-being.

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.