Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect from my visit?
You will be greeted by your massage therapist and have a consultation to help your therapist meet your unique needs. Your massage therapist will leave to allow you to undress and get positioned comfortably on the table. During the massage, please let your massage therapist know if you need any adjustments to the environment or pressure to help increase your relaxation. At the end of your session, your therapist will inform you that the session is over and will leave to allow you to dress.
What information do I need to share with my massage therapist?
It is important to inform your massage therapist of any health concerns, allergies, and medications through completion of the client profile and during your consultation with your therapist. If you are under a health care provider’s supervision, it is advisable that you receive written approval for massage therapy, or we are always happy to stay in communication with your physician to ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment for your condition.
Am I expected to talk during a massage?
If you wish to have silence, please inform your massage therapist at the start of the session. The therapist may, however, make inquiries during the session to ensure your comfort and specific health needs are met.
Do I need to undress for my massage?
Depending on your specific needs you may need to undress to receive the greatest benefit from massage therapy. However, you do not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable. Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. It is possible to work on a client who is dressed. Please let your massage therapist know your preferences.
How can I prepare for massage?
When preparing for your massage, it is best not to eat for at least 90 minutes beforehand. If you must eat, it is recommend that you only have a light meal.
How will I feel after my massage?
The most common effect of massage is to feel a deep relaxation. You also may feel relief from pain that you have been experiencing. Your massage will help to flush out toxins and therefore it is important to drink plenty of water after your massage.
What if I don’t like the massage?
This session is meant to meet your individual needs; communication with your massage therapist is vital to ensure this. If you want anything changed, such as pressure, areas worked, position or if you are too hot or too cold, please let your massage therapist know so adjustments can be made at the time. Your therapist wants this to be the best experience for you to relax and enjoy.
Your specific needs may change between sessions. Please communicate any changes to your massage therapist.