Frequently Asked Questions
What are some of the physical benefits of massage therapy?
- Relaxes and heals your body
- Calms the nervous system
- Increases flexibility and range of motion
- Speeds recovery from injuries and illness
- Supports pre-event and post-event sports recovery
Who can benefit from massage?
Massage is beneficial to just about everyone in every age and at every level of physical activity. Massage helps release the stress and tension of our everyday lives due to a hard day or week at work, to over doing it over the weekend. Massage also relieve the soreness and stiffness in muscles due to too much time at the computer, a hard workout at the gym or a week of commuting around town.
Athletes of all kinds and all levels benefit from improved performance and a shorter recovery period when adding massage to there workout routine.
*Always make your massage therapist aware of any pre-existing conditions prior to the start of your treatment.
What can I expect when I arrive for my Massage?
When you arrive for your appointment I’ll spend time asking you about your body, addressing any particular health concerns and contraindications (things to avoid) that may affect your massage sessions. You will have time to discuss how your body is feeling and where you are holding your stress and tension and what your expectations are for your massage session. This is also the time for you to ask any questions you may have. A private shower is available to rinse off before or after your massage.
What is a full body professional massage?
A “full body massage” is the type of work most therapists are taught in massage school. The entire body, with the exception of the breasts and genitals, is treated during the course of the massage session. Specific areas such as the lower back, neck or feet tension can receive concentrated focus.
What do I wear during the massage?
It is recommended that you completely undress for your massage session. A sheet or towel will be used to drape your body, revealing only the area being worked on. Your comfort is the most important part of the massage session.
Is tipping appropriate?
Leaving a gratuity is completely at the discretion of the client. If you feel that you received a quality massage or your expectations were exceeded, a gratuity is a nice way of showing your appreciation and thanking the therapist.
Is there anything I should do after the massage?
Drink water – lots of water. During the massage, your body will release toxins from the muscles into the bloodstream and the results may be a little soreness ( similar to a good workout at the gym). By drinking plenty of water, you assist your body’s natural functions in flushing the toxins from the system, preventing them from being reabsorbed into the muscle.