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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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 This is YOUR session, we expect you to speak up! If there is any way we can make your massage a more pleasurable experience please don't hesitate to ask. We want your massage to be tailored just for you! Want more pressure or less pressure? Are you cold or hot? Want to hear different music than we are playing? Please feel free to speak up!


 You will not hurt the therapist's feelings by asking for something that will make you more comfortable. Your therapist wants this to be the best experience for you to relax and enjoy.

 

Also, what you requested in one session may be different in another. If you had a full body massage last time you had a session, but this time you only want your back/neck/shoulders/arms worked, it's perfectly fine to ask.

 

You will enjoy your sessions so much more!


1. Will my therapist talk during my session?     

 Only when necessary! There are some sessions when we will need your participation as you help heal your body. Often we work as a team to bring your body back to health so you may be asked to turn your body or respond to pressure as we work into the muscles. We try our best to provide a relaxing environment that is free from excess talking so you may relax and enjoy your time. 


2. Is it OK for me to fall asleep during my massage?   

 Yes! 


3. Is it OK to talk to my therapist during my session?    

 Absolutely! Again, this is your massage and we want this to be as enjoyable as possible!


4. Will I be covered during the session?

 You will be properly covered or draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. No areas will be exposed without your consent. You should always let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable for any reason during your massage session.


5. Must I be completely undressed?

You should undress to your desired level of comfort. About half of our clients prefer to be completely undressed, while the other half prefers to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.


6. How often should I receive a massage?

 To take advantage of the full benefits of massage those with chronic pain or tightness which is interfering with your daily life or those with injuries are encouraged to get a massage every week until they feel better.  Once achieved, monthly massages will help your muscles maintain pliability.

 For those who use massage as preventative care or to manage daily stress, one massage a month is common. Weekly sessions may be desirable . There are many people who incorporate massage therapy at least twice a month for optimal therapeutic relief.

 For the best results, discuss all your health and wellness goals with your massage therapist in advance of your session. He or she will help you develop a treatment schedule that is right for you.


7. Will the massage hurt?

 This depends on the type of massage and the depth of the strokes. A light, relaxing massage that doesn't probe very deep into the muscles, shouldn't hurt. With that being said, there is a 'feels good' hurt and an 'ouch, stop it' hurt. A good massage, even a really deep tissue massage, should always stay in the 'feels good' hurt range.

 Pain can be an indication that the muscle is possibly injured or inflamed and pressure should be adjusted. Also, pain can cause you to tighten up and negate the relaxing effects of the massage. The most effective and deepest massage always works with your body's natural response, not against it.


8. How early should I arrive for my session?

 New clients should arrive 10 minutes prior to their massage to fill out paperwork and meet with their therapist prior to their treatment.   Returning clients should arrive five minutes prior to their session.