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Making Your Practice More Family Focused

Have you ever wondered why some families flock to certain practices year after year? When I first started practicing medicine, I realized that it was difficult to provide a great level of care for different age groups in the same office. If the rooms were painted like a storybook for the kids, it seemed to frustrate the adults. However, after years of trying different things, I have been able to develop a formula that works well for my business. If you have been struggling to improve your own practice, take a few minutes to browse through the articles on my website.


Making Your Practice More Family Focused

Your First Massage

by Monica Reynolds

After hearing how fantastic relatives, co-workers, or friends feel after an appointment with a masseuse, your own appointment could be scheduled. To enjoy the sensations and benefits massage offers, prepare with these first session ideas and consider taking massage classes to learn how to do this yourself.

Discuss Your Health

Before you ever lay down for a massage, it's important that the masseuse working on you understands your health and any issues you might have which could affect the session. For example, if you're allergic to lavender oil, you'll want to mention that before the massage begins. If you've had back injuries in the past, it's vital to notify the massage therapist. 

In addition to your health, you should also mention your personal preferences for the session. If you'd like to play certain music, say so. If you dislike candles or certain scents, mention it.

Arrive Early

If you run into the massage parlor or spa center harried and frazzled because you're running late, you might expect your massage will make you feel better. It is likely to relax you, but because you were late, it will take more time and you may not enjoy the session as much as you expected. Be vigilant about appointment times and arrive as early as is possible for you.

Wait to Eat

If you're leaving work or a busy day to go in for your massage, you might want to catch a meal first. This isn't always wise; you're likely to have to lay directly on your belly during the session. This isn't comfortable if your stomach is full of a big lunch, and you might start thinking more about your belly than the massage. Wait until the massage is finished before thinking about eating too much food.

Wear Comfortable Clothes

If you aren't planning to disrobe completely, you'll have to make smart decisions about the clothing you'll wear during the massage session. Loose-fitting clothing is preferred, so that you aren't uncomfortable and the masseuse is able to properly manipulate muscles through whatever you are wearing.  

Avoid Rising Quickly

When the massage has concluded, give yourself a moment or two before attempting to rise. Getting up quickly could lead to dizziness, unsteadiness, or even fainting in rare cases. Take a series of deep, restorative breaths and rise slowly.

Your massage will relax and soothe your body. These pointers will enable you to remain self-aware and thoughtful about how best to go through your first session.