Over All Room Basics
- Remember to make every effort to bring as much "calm" into the room as possible.
- Set aside a room dedicated to massage and not also being used for storage or an office.
- Choose paint that is neutral in color, use minimal wall hangings and knick-knacks, less clutter is more relaxing.
- Use a nebulizer or diffuser that uses cold to pump essential oils like calming grapefruit into the air.
Click Here to see the Nebulizers.
- Smudge room frequently to cleanse energy. Click Here to see the Smudge Sticks.
- No phones.
- Make sure you will have no interruptions at the door while massaging.
- If you have a clock in the room, make sure it is not one that ticks loudly.
- Have a space dedicated for the client to put their clothes and belongings.
- Have the room totally set up before the client arrives.
The less fussing around that you have to do, the more relaxed your client will feel.
- Set out all oils and tools on a tray or small table.
- If you are doing a pedicure at a salon, have all products on a tray or basket beside you.
- Flowers are a nice touch, fresh if possible.
- Remember to always present yourself clean, well coifed, hands clean, nails manicured and pedicured and non-stressed.
- If doing a foot treatment, let client soak in a footbath beforehand.
Use small tumbled crystals in the bath for client to roll feet back and forth over.
- Try to stay away from creating too strong of a "theme" in your massage room.
Too heavy of a religious, ethnic, sensual, hippie, gothic or new age theme can offend some people or
conjure images of something other than healing.
- Keep room vacuumed and organized.
- Bleach sheets to keep from looking stained.
- CD's ~ Set to continually play if possible.
- Use a CD player with a remote so you can re-start CD if it stops during massage. (CD's hate oil)
- MP3 Player ~ fill an i pod with soothing spa music and hit play.
- Choose music like calming ocean waves or other soothing spa music. Avoid loud piano, drums, guitar.
- You can use a fountain to provide the room with the calming sound of running water,
but keep in mind that some people's bladders are stimulated by that sound.
- Use lamps as opposed to an over-head light.
- Use Himalayan salt or crystal lamps to infuse the room with negative ions for relaxation. Click Here to see the Lamps.
- A few candles in the room adds a calming touch.
- Supply your client with a spa wrap to wear. Velcro closure does up in front. Bed, Bath & Beyond for $20.
- Slippers from the dollar store for $2.
- Hair bands to protect hair from getting oiled from Winners for $5.
- Fluffy towels from Winners $12.
- Make a cup of herb or green tea or water with lemon and bring it to your client after they are re-dressed.
Don't forget one for yourself!
- Dress your table in clean white or off-white fitted & flat sheets with a face cradle cover.
- Top that with a micro-fiber blanket or large fluffy towel.
- Try to co-ordinate your colors so the table looks inviting and clean. Avoid the "patch-work-quilt effect".