What Should You Expect On Your First Massage Treatment?

Your therapist will instruct you on draping and how you will start the massage (face up or face down). Your therapist will then leave the room to wash their hands before the massage. As the massage begins the therapist will check with you about their pressure and oil selection. This is your time so no conversation is expected. In honor of this peaceful time we request that guest place all cell phones and other distracters in a quite mode. When your session comes to a close, your therapist will excuse themselves to allow you to get off the massage table and get dressed.

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.

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Where Will My Massage or Bodywork Session Take Place?

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

Who Will Perform The Massage Or Bodywork?

Your session will be conducted by a professional who has received proper training, often in a variety of techniques. Massage and bodywork practitioners are licensed by the state. Although no two massages are exactly alike, you may request a certain technique or modality. You may also request your preference as to a male or female therapist.

What Parts Of My Body Will Be Massaged?

You and the practitioner will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full-body session will include work on your back, glueteals, legs, feet, arms, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female).

Must I Be Completely Undressed?

Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly draped during the session. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What is Therapeutic Massage?

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Are There Different Kinds Of Massage And Bodywork?

There are numerous types of massage and bodywork. Various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement reeducation, application of pressure to specific points, and more. Refer to the Techniques page for more information about your therapists training.

What Will the Massage Or Bodywork Feel Like?

It depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help to calm your nervous system and ease exterior muscle tension. As your body unwinds, pressure will gradually be increased to relax and relieve specific areas of muscular tension. You should communicate with your practitioner immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

How Will I Feel After The Massage Or Bodywork Session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days.

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 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, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session.

Do You Accept Medical Insurance?

We are happy to accept a referral from your primary care physician, surgeon, or other health care provider; however, we do not accept medical insurance. We will be happy to give you a receipt so that you may be reimbursed by your insurance carrier.

What Forms Of Payments Do You Accept?

In our office we accept cash, checks, visa and master card.