Frequently Asked Questions

How should I prepare for my first treatment?

It is important to remember to relax. Your massage is designed to reduce stress and anxiety, not to cause it. Take a deep breath and assure yourself that this process will be a relaxing one, and try to remain open to suggestions as well as letting your mind rest during the process.  It’s important to communicate honestly and accurately with your massage therapist. Inform them of any allergies to lotions, oils or product that may be used, as well as providing them information about problem areas that cause you pain, or that you’d like them to avoid.

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 are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are There Medical Conditions
That Would Make Massage Or
Bodywork Inadvisable?

Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that before you begin your session, the practitioner ask 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, sometimes it may be that you should receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session.

What shall I do after my massage ends?

Spend a few minutes lying on the table while you prepare to leave. Getting up too quickly often leads to lightheadedness, dizziness, and sometimes fainting. Allow your body to relax and to slowly get up and dress.

Massage has the greatest benefits with continued use, and the effects are cumulative, over time your body will begin to feel better, more relaxed, and help to reduce the effects of anxiety or pain with continued sessions.