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What Happens During a Massage?

Don’t know what to expect during a massage?


 Discover what happens during a massage in this article! From the soothing strokes to the deep tissue work, your body will be in for a wild ride. 


So what exactly happens before a massage? 


Let’s break it down. Typically you’ll fill out an intake, that asks you health related questions. Then, your therapist will go over your health history with you. Then, the therapist will leave the room, and you’ll dress down to whatever level is comfortable for you and climb underneath a blanket on the massage table. After a few minutes, they come back and knock on the door to make sure you’re good to go. Then the session begins.


What happens during a massage?


During the session, the therapist will apply pressure to your areas of discomfort, tension or pain. They should ask you if you want the pressure adjusted. They will typically start where ever you have the most tension or pain. They will undrape the blanket, being sure to preserve your modesty throughout the entire session.

You might even experience some emotional release, like crying or laughing uncontrollably. Don’t worry, this is totally normal and a sign that your body is releasing tension and stress.

Throughout the massage, your therapist should communicate with you, checking in on your comfort and adjusting the pressure by asking you if it’s too much or not enough.

Just remember to communicate with your therapist and let them know if anything feels uncomfortable. And who knows, you might just discover how much your body needed massage after your first session!


What happens after a massage?

After your massage, the therapist will thank you, and leave the room. After they leave, you will take your time getting yourself dressed back up, and you will open the door whenever you are ready. The therapist may come back with some water for you whenever you’re up and at ’em. 


Then they will go over any self care recommendations they have for you, discuss any plan of care moving forward for your treatment. Then they will take payment, and ask you if you would like to leave gratuity. Usually a 20% tip is customary.




Author: Mason Palmer

Founder / Massage Therapist

IMMERSE Modern Massage

Mason is a master massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, with over 10,000 hours of hands on work. His expertise in deep tissue anatomy, myofascial release, and trauma-informed somatic therapy. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has received Reiki Master level training from three different schools. Mason has explored various healing practices, including Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Training, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine, for over a decade. He is the author of “Energy Healing, One Truth Many Teachers” and is known for his proven track record for creating plans of care for his clients to overcome pain and discomfort in their body, and to make sure that pain doesn’t come back.

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  • Avatar Jordan Cohen ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Wow! Walking into Immerse Modern Massage, my entire body immediately relaxed right at the front door. The aromatherapy is so intoxicating and soothing, and the ambiance is very nice. Walking into the treatment room was even better. They … More really did such a good job with the place! Not to mention the massage table! Omg, it felt so incredible to be sandwiched in between healing frequencies, warmth, and high vibrations. I can’t wait to go back!!! I was impressed to say the least.
  • Avatar Olivia Guethling ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Mason is awesome! I just had an amazing massage experience and loved it. He attentively addressed the tension spots in my body and worked through them. The massage table vibrates synced up to the meditative music which was sooo relaxing … More and helped me be super dropped into the moment. The weighted blanket and the warm scented towels were another highlight. Highly recommend. Thank you, Mason!
  • Avatar Tracy A ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Such a lovely experience from beginning to end. The lobby was beautifully decorated with plants, and Mason greeted me with such warmth. The table vibrates with music and is so comfortable and warm. The weighted blankets helped me feel so … More cozy and relaxed. The technique and grounded presence Mason offers is excellent. I especially enjoyed the warm scented towel on my face and neck at the end of the massage. So rejuvenating and relaxing. I felt calm and peaceful. Wholeheartedly recommend!
  • Avatar Kelsey Koll ★★★★★ a year ago
    Wow! My massage with Mason was healing on so many levels! He addressed the spots of tension and diligently worked to remind my muscles that it’s okay to relax. He was very attentive to my needs and comfort.
    Immerse is definitely an appropriate
    … More name for this space as you are enveloped in delightfully warm infrared heat (through amethyst crystals!), the soothing sounds of a waterfall, and a sound bath of vibrations coming directly from the table!
    The thoughtful intention put in to making Immerse Modern Massage the healing environment that is it is apparent and very much appreciated!
  • Avatar adria mooney ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Entering the space I immediately felt calm, the lighting and ambiance was perfect for relaxing. The warmth, low light and wooden ceiling made me feel like I was in a sauna. Mason greeted me and made me feel comfortable as we entered the … More massage room. The bed was heated, with weighted blanket and calming music vibrated the entire bed. I melted away as mason massaged my whole body, taking care to leave me mostly covered under the warm blanket the entire time. He also used heated towels and a wonderful essential oil blend. I felt truly relaxed and my whole body vibrated with warmth and comfort. Would definitely come back again!

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