Frequently Asked Questions

Why massage therapy?

What will it feel like?

Who will perform the massage?

Will my body be covered during the session?

What should I do during the session?

What parts of my body will be massaged?

How long will the session last?

How will I feel after the session?

 

Why massage therapy?

Many people seek massage therapy as a natural means to promote healthy body functioning or to enhance their body’s own restorative powers. Our experienced therapists will tailor the session to fit your needs. Some of the reasons┬ápeople seek massage therapy include:

  • For relief from sore, tense, painful, or tight muscles
  • For relief from tension or migraine headaches
  • To reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress
  • For relaxation
  • To improve circulation
  • To increase joint flexibility
  • To┬ápromote faster healing of injured muscular tissue
  • To improve posture
  • To reduce blood pressure
  • For revitalization
  • For better sleep
  • For improved concentration
  • To reduce anxiety
  • To complement other health care, such as chiropractic

 

What will it feel like?

It depends on the techniques used. Generally, a Swedish massage will start with broad, flowing strokes which will help calm your nervous system and relax muscle tension. As you become relaxed, pressure is gradually increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension.

You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage is most effective when your body is not resisting.

 

Who will perform the massage?

Your session will be conducted by a highly trained licensed massage therapist. Each therapist has been trained in a variety of techniques making no two therapists exactly alike. You may request a certain technique, modality, or therapist.

 

Will my body be covered during the session?

Traditionally, most massage therapy is performed with the client unclothed; however, you decide what your comfort level is. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the areas worked on will be undraped.

 

What should I do during the session?

Just Relax! Many people close their eyes and try deep, slow abdominal breathing to help them relax. Some people like to sleep while others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask your therapist questions about massage in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.

 

What parts of my body will be massaged?

A typical full-body session includes your back, neck, shoulders, face, arms, hands, legs and feet. However, your desired outcome and reason for your session will determine how extensive the massage will be.

 

How long will the session last?

The average full-body massage lasts 60 minutes. A 30-minute session is designed for a partial massage; such as back, neck and shoulders, or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- or 90-minute session for optimal relaxation and therapy.

 

How will I feel after the session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage to flush out those toxins.

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