Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Music will be played to help direct your mind on the massage. You will lie on a table especially designed for massage and your comfort.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed. However, it is entirely up to you how much you wan to undress. Undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session. In AIS and Thai techniques you are required to wear loose fitting or stretchable clothing.
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will not be in the room while you are undressing.
Will I be covered (draped) during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.
A RELAXING Massage
Uses 0-3 pounds of pressure. Relieves stress and relaxes body. Reduces swelling by using Lymphatic Drainage massage. Uses the following methods: Swedish, Lymphatic Drainage and Long Connecting Strokes. The next day, you will feel the same as you did before the massage.
A GOOD-HURT Massage
Uses 0-10 pounds of pressure. Relieves minor soft tissue problems, such as: twinges in joints, aches, and pain. Resolves the feeling that something is not right. Uses the following methods: Swedish, Long Connecting Strokes, Lypossage, Trigger Point Therapy, Accupressure, Shiatsu, Thai Massage and Some NMT Tool Work. The next day, you will feel a little sore in the places that you the therapist worked.
A THERAPEUTIC Massage
Uses 0-35 pounds of pressure. Rehabilitates soft tissue due to injuries sustained in automobile accidents, sports injuries, falls, and etc. Relieves Chronic pain that just doesn’t seem to go away. Uses Swedish, Long Connecting Strokes, Trigger Point Therapy, Accupressure, Shiatsu, Neuromuscular Therapy, Thai Massage and A lot of NMT Tool Work. You will be sore for 1-5 days, depending on how healthy and active your muscles are. You will feel muscle soreness instead of the tightness and constriction you felt before the massage. It will feel like you went to the gym for the first time in six months.
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner 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.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner 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. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
Are you accepting new client? Yes