Where will my massage take place?
Your session will take place in a private therapy room. Lighting and soft music are used to create a relaxing atmosphere.
How can I prepare for my massage?
Don’t rush yourself. Try to arrive a few minutes before your session time. This will give you a few minutes to mentally and emotionally disengage from the circumstances that may causing your stress.
What do I wear during my massage?
Whatever you feel most comfortable with. You may remain fully clothed, wear undergarments, shorts, or be completely disrobed. The choice is yours. You will be covered from neck to feet at all times to preserve your privacy. Only the specific limb or body part being worked on is exposed, and all else is securely tucked under the sheet.
Does massage therapy hurt?
That depends on the type of massage and the depth of the strokes. In general a muscle that is relaxed will be supple, soft and will not hurt when touched. However, everyone responds differently to massage in general and specific techniques, that is why you’re encouraged to communicate with your therapist during your session.
Will lotion/oil be used?
In most cases, a light unscented, hypoallergenic oil will be used to allow your muscles to be treated without causing excessive friction to the skin. Please note that not all types of massage use oils/lotions.
Can or should I talk during my treatment?
That is completely up to you. Your session is your time. You can relax in silence or converse freely with your therapist. Definitely speak up if at any time, for any reason you feel uncomfortable.
How will I feel after my massage?
Most people feel very relaxed, yet aware. Depending on the intensity of your massage, you may experience mild tenderness or soreness. Some experience rejuvenation from long term aches and pains resulting from tension or repetitive activity. Many experience increased energy, heightened alertness, and greater productivity, which can last for days.
How often should I receive a massage?
It depends on your wellness goals. A good rule of thumb is once a month to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, a more frequent schedule may be needed to treat more severe issues. Speak with your therapist to help determine what schedule of massage is best for you.