Where will my massage take place?
Your massage will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Relaxing music will play and you will lye on a massage table or your personal residence or office.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massages are traditionally done with the client completely unclothed; however, you may leave underwear or shorts on. You will be properly draped during your massage.
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax on the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
Will I be covered during the massage?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body massage will include work on your back, shoulders, legs, head, neck, arms, hands, and feet. However we can concentrate on one or more specific areas if you would prefer.
What should I do during my massage?
Before the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed to do. Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the massage.
How will I feel after the massage session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy,heightened awareness and great productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissue during a massage, it’s recommended you drink plenty of water after your massage.
What are the benefits of massage?
Massage can release chronic tension and pain., improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue, and stress, promote faster healing of muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s so important, before your massage, the practitioner asks general health questions. As well as you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications your are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for a massage before your session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.