Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?


1. Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. Please communicate with your therapist otherwise.

2. Must I 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.

3. Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with the clean sheet and blanket provided.

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.

5. What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, glutes, legs, feet, head, neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and hands. In Neuromuscular Therapy spot specific areas are usually treated.

6. Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

7. 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. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

8. How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Sometimes you can feel dizzy, please drink plenty of water for the next 24 hours. Myofascial or NMT can sometimes leave small bruising, but most feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity.

9.. 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.

11. 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. We will not work on you if you are on extreme blood thinners, if you have a fever or contagious sick in any way, if there are open sores, if you are intoxicated, or under close medical care.