BALANCE POINT MASSAGE THERAPY OF FENTON
Andrea J. Munsell-Simpson, LMT/Owner
Located inside Sola Salon Studios
17245 Silver Pkwy, Suite #11, Fenton, MI 48430
For information, please visit www.mybalancepointmassage.com
For bookings and availability, follow
the best way to reach me is to contact me directly via text messaging (810) 287-2252 or by calling (and leaving a voicemail.)
For all clients whom I have not met yet, you must call ahead to pre-book your first treatment in advance.
Gift certificates are available!
Andrea's Hours of Operation:
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
By appointment only
Your First Appointment at Massage by Andrea
Before you make your first massage appointment, be sure to read up on the details. Check several websites, talk to potential therapists on the phone and be sure to ask friends and family for referrals before choosing a therapist. The therapeutic relationship with your massage therapist is an important one, so take your time and do your homework!
When you make your appointment, add approximately 30 extra minutes to your chosen session length (i.e. a 60 Minute Massage might take 90 Minutes from the time you arrive until you leave.) You will only be charged for time ON the massage table. Make sure you schedule your appointment so that you don't have to rush from place to place, try to allow enough time to find a parking spot, get to the office and relax.
When you arrive, you will be offered a beverage of your choice while we review your health history; including any surgeries, medications and conditions you may have. We will then discuss the details about why you're visiting us today. Now is a great time to ask any questions you may have regarding your session.
After this briefing, your therapist will leave the room and allow you to undress to your comfort level for your treatment. You will always be covered during your session with a twin sized sheet and twin sized blanket, and only one area will be undraped at a time. We maintain professional boundaries at all times, so rest assured that your modesty is very important to us. Please keep in mind that for leg and low back work, it is recommended that you have at most loose fitting shorts on. Our lotions and oils can stain certain clothing types, please bear this in mind when you are getting ready.
During your session, relaxing music and soundscapes will play to help calm your senses, the lights will be dimmed and your comfort will be checked throughout your massage. We do have a table warmer available if you get a chill on cool evenings or during the winter. If you become too warm, the blanket can be removed and we have refreshing cold stones available at no extra charge to help cool key areas of the body or to remove inflammation.
The pressure of your bodywork will also be evaluated throughout your massage, if you ever feel uncomfortable it's important to bring this to the therapist's attention. Massage therapy does not have to be painful to be effective, as a matter of fact, current studies are stating that the less pain you experience, the more effective your treatment can be. Certain bodywork techniques can be intense and your therapist will talk you through breathing or muscle easing exercises to help reduce the sensation of discomfort. Conversely, if you would like more pressure, all you have to do is ask! (Please see our Deep Tissue Massage on the Services page for more information.) This is YOUR massage, and you're in control. In rare cases, deep tissue massage is contraindicated and any concerns regarding a pressure request will be discussed before your session. If you have ever had too much pressure in previous massage sessions, too little pressure, or felt like your primary concerns were skipped over, please read this article. WE CARE!
After your session, again, your therapist will leave the room to allow you to get dressed. Sit up on the table slowly, as you can feel lightheaded and take your time standing up. If you need assistance sitting up, please notify the therapist before she leaves the room.
After your first massage (or your first massage in a long while) it is common to feel sore, as though you have worked out, especially after deep bodywork. This is normal, and part of your body's healing process. Aftercare, when followed correctly and performing stretches as recommended will help to alleviate most of your post session aches. Take care when scheduling your appointment to allow for adequate recovery time and avoid strenuous activity immediately (1-18 hours) after a massage session.
Always, if you have ANY questions regarding aftercare, further recommendations or to schedule another massage session - it would be my pleasure, just pick up the phone and dial! 810-287-2252