MassageF.A.Q. 2018-02-17T04:27:57+00:00
Should I shave ? 2018-02-17T04:26:58+00:00

This is not a concern! Come as you are. All therapists have seen it all so don’t worry about your grooming. We are here to help you; that is our only concern!

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork? 2018-02-17T04:26:14+00:00

Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like? 2018-02-17T04:25:59+00:00

A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe? 2018-02-17T04:24:53+00:00

The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet and sometimes blanket.

How do I (politely) let a massage therapist know that what they’re doing doesn’t feel good? 2018-02-17T04:24:27+00:00

Massage Therapists would rather their clients leave happy and satisfied than not, so if the therapist is doing something that is too intense or doesn’t feel effective, a good ‘that’s a little too much pressure’ or ‘that area is too sensitive to be worked on’ should help the therapist accomplish the results you desire.

Will I be covered during the session? 2018-02-17T04:23:26+00:00

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What should I wear? 2018-02-17T04:22:27+00:00

You can undress to your comfort level, and you will be draped for the entirety of the massage. Depending on your goals for the session sometimes a therapist will instruct you to leave certain articles on or request you to wear specific type of loose or yoga style clothing. If you request a lot of stretching during your session it may be best to bring a pair of shorts and sports bra or t-shirt.

You can request your session to be performed through clothing if you are uncomfortable with removing clothes. Most therapists are comfortable with this however they will also generally state that you will have a more effective session if lotion is involved.