Why Do I Need to Complete The Health Intake?
Massage Therapy may not be appropriate for everyone. There are medical conditions that may require a doctor's written approval before a massage can be done. Your massage therapist does not want to cause harm if you do have a medical condition that is not appropriate for massage therapy. If your massage therapist asks for written approval from your doctor it is only because they do not want to do more harm than good.
Will I Be Covered During The Session?
You will be draped at all times so that you stay warm and comfortable. Only one area at a time will be un-draped when the massage therapist is working that area. If one leg is being worked then all other areas are covered. Then the un-draped leg is re-draped before another area is worked.
Will the Massage Therapist be Present When I Disrobe?
No. Your massage therapist will leave the room. Your massage therapist will explain what she is planning and will tell you how to start on the table under the sheet and/or blanket.
Do I need to be completely naked?
No. You can undress to your comfort level. You are always covered during your massage session. They only part that is not covered is the part that is being worked on. Once that area is worked the massage therapist will recover you.
What Will The Massage Feel Like?
Each massage is different and will feel different to everyone. Depending on the massage technique used, there can be some discomfort for a short time. Do not hesitate to let your massage therapist know if you experience any discomfort.
What Do I Do During My Massage Therapy Session?
Making yourself comfortable is most important. Your massage therapist will gently move you or may ask you to move during your session.
Do I Need To Talk To My Massage Therapist?
No. It is natural to enjoy your massage therapy session in silence. Some even fall asleep. However, be sure to communicate with your massage therapist if there is something that you do not like. Or if you experience any sharp pain. On the other hand, it is also perfectly ok to chit chat with your therapist. Massage therapy sessions are a client/therapist relationship. So you can be assured that your sessions are kept confidential.
How Will I Feel After My Massage Therapy Session?
Each person is different and experiences different effects. Most people are extremely relaxed after a massage. It is normal to feel an increase in energy after your initial period of feeling extremely relaxed. Some people are relieved of muscle aches and pains, which may last for days. You may also feel like your lighter, standing taller, have more energy and/or feel more productive. These results can last for days.
During your massage, toxins are released from your muscles and tissues so you will want to make sure you drink plenty of water. It is completely normal to have some muscle soreness the next day, that feels as though you have worked out.
What Are The Benefits Of Massage Therapy?
Massage can help to reduce muscle tension, muscle pain, reduce stress, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, reduce blood pressure, improve posture, alleviate back pain, reduce scar tissue, lessen depression, increase body's immunity, release endorphins and much more.