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Q: Do I need to be disrobed during my massage?
A: Most Swedish, Hot Stone, Prenatal and Deep Tissue massages are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you are comfortable wearing. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
Thai and Trigger Point Session can be performed with the client fully clothed.
Q: Will the therapist be present when I disrobe?
A: The therapist will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with the sheets and blanket provided.
Q: Will I be covered during the session?
A: You will be properly draped during the entire session. Only the portion that the therapist is direcly working on will be undraped, and will be re-draped when completed.
Q: Which body parts will be massaged?
A: You and the therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your face, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, feet, back, buttocks and neck. If there is a specific area that you are not comfortable with the therapist touching, please make sure to speak up.You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or on your breasts (female). The pectoral muscles may be worked on during the massage, but will not be worked on past the muscle direcly beneath your collarbone.
Q: How long will the massage session last?
A: The average full-body lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as back, neck and shoulders or back, legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60 to 90 minute session for optimal relaxation. Trigger Point Therapy sessions are typically 15 minutes.
Q: What Should I Do During the Massage Session?
A: Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the therapist any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The therapist will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask the therapist.
Q: I'm pregnant. Can I recieve a massage?
A: Most massage therapists prefer that their clients are beyond the first trimester of their pregnancy before seeking massage. Some studies have shown a link between miscarriage and massage due to the increase in circulation. Most Medical Doctors will provide you with a Physician's Permission letter if you would prefer to receive massage during your first trimester. Please obtain the Physician's Permission letter prior to scheduling your appointment, as you may not be treated without one.
Q: Are there any medical conditions where massage therapy is not recommended?
A: Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the therapist has a comprehensive health history. It is very important that you inform the therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Your therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.
Q: What types of lotions or oils are used?
A: We use pure jojoba oil, which is non-allergenic and a natural carrier of vitamin E and antioxidants to help keep your skin healthy and moisturized. We also use Biofreeze; a cold therapy pain relief gel containing soothing menthol, which helps to relieve sore muscles and joints. We also have Biofreeze available for purchase in 3 oz roll-on tubes for pain relief on the go.
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