1. What should I do to prepare for my massage?
We suggest that you come in well hydrated and continue to drink plenty of fluids after your massage. Massage helps to soften sore, tired, overworked muscles. Massage and stretching helps to work out toxins stuck in muscle tissue and increase blood flow. Staying hydrated helps your body recover faster.
2. Do I get completely undressed?
You should undress to your comfort level. For full body massage, most clients are either completely undressed or leave their underwear on. Therapists are trained to work around fabric and only undrape areas they are working on. If you are uncomfortable getting undressed, ask about chair massage.
3. Can I talk or move during my session?
Yes! Feel free to get comfortable on the table. Your therapist will reposition you if necessary. You are welcome to converse with your therapist. Please remember this is your time to relax and enjoy your session. A good therapist will let you dictate how much or how little conversation is done on the table. Please inform your therapist if you feel any discomfort, if you need a change in pressure, temperature....etc.
4. Will my massage hurt?
You may feel discomfort during your massage if you have an adhesion, trigger point or tight, sore, tender muscles but your massage should never hurt. Tell your therapist if you have any cuts, bumps, bruises or injuries so they can avoid those areas. Please let your therapist know right away if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort!
5. How often should I get a massage?
We recommend clients come in once a month but its really up to you and how your body is feeling. We have weekly, bi monthly and monthly clients. Your body reacts differently then another person's so listen to it and come in when you need to. We offer packages for those who wish to come in more frequently.
6. Who should get a massage?
Anyone! Massage is great for any age and gender! While we typically do not work with minors under 15, many of our therapists are happy to. (On a case by case bias.)
You should NOT get a massage if you are sick, nauseous, running a fever, have a cough, sunburned, have a contagious or unknown skin rash, skin infection, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, high risk pregnancy, a medical condition that isn't under control or if your doctor doesn't recommend it. These are just a few reasons you shouldn't get a massage. If you are not sure, please contact us or your doctor for further information.