First of all, make sure it is a good time for you to have a massage. If you are heavily menstruating or have had acute trauma; like a recent (within 48 hours) fall or car accident, a massage won't be as comfortable for you. Reschedule your visit if have a fever, cold/flu, skin irritations (such as poison ivy or sunburn), or if you are trying to stabilize your medication (because massage can affect the dosage needed).
In the days before your massage, drink plenty of water. Do not eat just before your massage no less than 1 hour before. Be sure to use the restroom to avoid having to go in the middle of the massage. I will follow your lead. If you talk, I'll respond. If you prefer to sleep, that's ok as well, feel free to relax. Snoring is a compliment, so don't worry about that at all.
Give yourself enough time to arrive on time and to get relaxed. If you are rushing and arrive stressed, it will take longer to get into a relaxed state.
Please note that I will ask a series of semi-personal questions to make sure you are an ideal candidate for massage. Consider showering before your appointment to aid in relaxation, if possible. Be sure to communicate to me whether are are too cold or too warm or get uncomfortable at any time. I will check in with you about the pressure, but please speak up if you want more pressure or if the pressure is too much. I will try to provide music that I feel is appropriate, however, feel free to bring in your own music to aid in your relaxation, if necessary.