Answering your questions on therapy treatment
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
If you are new to massage therapy, we understand that you might have some questions. We are confident that we have the answers to your inquiries.
Below are the answers to the questions that are most commonly asked about massage therapy treatment. Should you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.
Massage Therapy Questions
Question:"How will massage therapy benefit me?"
Answer: With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits.
Treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs.
Question: "How often will I need treatments?"
Answer:Your body can let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, and help correct muscular injuries.
Question: "How old does a person need to be to receive massage therapy?"
Answer: Any age. Massage therapy treatments are effective from birth until palliative care stages. Those under the age of 18 will need a parent's consent.
Question: "Which regions of my body get massaged?"
Answer: The therapist will ask you what you want to get out of the session. You will also be asked to describe any chronic problems that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and hands.
Question: "Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?"
Answer: Most people report that they feel very relaxed, and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a bodywork session. However everyone reacts to deep tissue and soft tissue modalities differently and some may experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.
Question:"I'm not sure I'm comfortable with a stranger touching me."
Answer: It is not uncommon for first-time clients to be apprehensive with the personal nature of massage therapy. Most clients lose this apprehension within the first few minutes of treatment. Massage therapists are trained professionals who respect your feelings and go out of their way to allow you to feel comfortable.
Question: "Do I have to take off all of my clothes?"
Answer: One of the keys to the success of a your massage therapy session is your ability to relax and feel comfortable. Therefore, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing. Traditional full-body massage treatments work best administered directly, without the barrier of clothing on the areas massaged. During a session you will be fully covered with a sheet/blanket and only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.
Question:"Do you offer massage gift certificates?"
Answer: Yes I do! A therapeutic massage is a great way to show someone how much you care. I provide gift certificates for all of my services which can be emailed to you or the recipient. For details please visit my gift certificate page
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What to expect after the treatment
After the Massage
It is not uncommon to experience muscle soreness a day or two after your massage treatment. The soreness is a result of direct contact with spasms in the muscle and release of adhesions in the connective tissue (fascia). The sensation is similar to what many people experience after strenuous activity. This too shall pass…
Recommended after treatment care
Drinking plenty of water will help hydrate your soft tissue bringing it back to it's most efficient consistency. Soaking in a warm bath with Epson or mineral salts will assist in alleviating any soreness.
Your massage experience should be both pleasant and beneficial. We hope it will be the beginning of a life-long practice to help you enjoy the best possible health and wellness.