Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Upon arrival, you will fill out a health intake form, then discuss your answers with your therapist. We can tailor your session to what your desired outcome is and will make a “contract” about the session. You can either have a full-body massage or just work on specific areas of pain/tension.
Where will my massage session take place?
In our comfortable and quiet treatment room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lay on a massage table designed for your comfort.
What do I wear during the massage?
Some clients choose to be fully undressed, and some choose to leave their underwear on.
It is your preference. Your therapist will leave the room so you may undress and get onto the table in privacy.
What do I do during the massage?
Just make yourself comfortable and/or focus on your breath. Your therapist may ask you to adjust your position on the table periodically to better accommodate your comfort. Many people choose to close their eyes and relax completely during a massage. It’s your massage, so please do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
How will the massage feel?
It usually depends on the techniques used. In a general massage session, your therapist will begin with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax any muscle tension. As you body becomes more relaxed,
pressure can gradually be increased to therapeutically address specific areas of tension.
How will I feel after the massage?
Most people feel relaxed in their bodies and relief from muscular pain. Since toxins are released from
your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water following your session.
How often should I get a massage?
If you are just looking for some occasional relaxation, then a session every 3-6 weeks may be fine for you. However,
if you are looking to address a specific condition, then it is recommended to come in more frequently at first and then slowly taper down to a maintenance schedule. Sometimes more frequent 30-minute sessions can be effective until your goals are met and a maintenance schedule is in place. We can discuss recommended frequency of sessions after your first treatment when we have a better hands-on understanding of your particular therapeutic needs.