FAQ And Helpful Info

FAQ 1 - Where will my massage session take place?

Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. 

FAQ 2 - Do I need to be completely undressed? 

Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed. However, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

FAQ 3 - Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe? 

The practitioner will leave the room while you undress. You should relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel. 

FAQ 4 - Will I be covered during the session?

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. 

FAQ 5 - 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. 

FAQ 6 - What will the massage or bodywork feel like?

A good point of reference for beginners, is a relaxing Swedish Massage. First, these sessions start with broad, flowing strokes. This helps to help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. Also, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve muscular tension. 

Furthermore, a light oil or cream is often used. This will allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Also, the cream helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort. This will allow the practitioner to make an adjustment. Finally, massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

FAQ 7 - Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork? 

There are numerous types and each type uses different strokes. These include basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education. Finally, pressure can also be applied to specific points. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you. 

8 - What should I do during the massage or bodywork session? 

Feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the session before you get started. During the massage, make yourself comfortable and focus on your breath. The practitioner will tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. You can communicate if/when you need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. 

9 - How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?

Most people feel very relaxed after a massage. Some people also experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. Also, once rested, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity. This can last for days.

10 - What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?

First, massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain. Also, it can help improve circulation, and increase joint flexibility. In addition massage can reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress. Studies show regular massage therapy can promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue. Additional benefits include improved posture, and reduced blood pressure. Finally, regular massage can also promote better sleep, improve concentration, and reduce anxiety. Subsequently this helps create an overall sense of well-being. Priceless! 

11 - Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable? 

Yes. That’s why it’s imperative to be forthcoming when the practitioner asks general health questions. First, you should inform the practitioner of any health problems, or medications you are taking. Also, if you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation prior to any session. Approval from your doctor may be required, depending on the condition. 

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