Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have any responsibilities during the massage?


What can I expect when I have my first massage?
Once you call to make an appointment, you will arrive for your first massage and your massage therapist will ask you about your reasons for getting massage, your current physical condition, medial history, lifestyle and stress level, specific areas of pain, etc.
Expect a peaceful and comfortable environment for the massage.  The room is decorated with a relaxing theme and color.  Lights are dimly lit and soft music is playing.  You will be asked to undress in private and drape yourself with a sheet or towel provided for you (underwear is left on or off, at your discretion).  You'll lie down on a comfortably padded massage table.  Only the part of the body being worked on will be incovered and your modesty is respected.
Your therapist will enter the room and may gently establish a connection in some way such as breathing in rhythm with yours for a few moments before beginning the first strokes.
          1.  To give your therapist accurate health information.
          2.  To report discomfort of any kind, whether from body, room
               temperature, music volume or any other distraction.
Is it good to get massage on a regular basis?
"Massage has its greatest benefits over time and most doctors and therapists say the more often you get a massage, the better you feel," quoted from the New York Times.  The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative.  From one session to the next, you are able to relax more and more as the chronic pattterns of stress in the body are released.  These changes are readily felt in your day-to-day life as well.
Who can benefit from massage?
Young, old, professionals, pregnant women, those who do hard physical labor, athletes, performers, nurses, counselors, carpenters, plumbers, salesmen, teachers, writers, artists, get the idea - anyone except those with medical contraindications.
I'm a reasonable healthy, active person without physical problems.  Why would I consider getting a therapeutic massage?
          1.  It feels wonderful!
          2.  To be even healthier.  Wellness means you can feel better
               than you ever knew was possible.
          3.  To increase your body awareness and sensitivity.
          4.  To relieve everyday-type stress as well as more extreme
               stress from key times of pressure or crisis.
          5.  To become calmer, more centered and thus more creative.
          6.  To think more clearly and to quiet mental static, to be in
               relaxed alertness.
          7.  To nourish your muscles and your whole self.
          8.  All of these benefits help to prevent illness and improve
               your quality of life.
If I relax, won't it take away my edge - my drive and productivity - especially if I get a massage in the middle of the day?
There are various styles of massage, some more invigorating than others.  A good therapist will match the style to your needs.  Massage for a business person returning to the office afterward will be different from a session for an overstressed client seeking deep, resting relaxation at the end of the day.  Too much tension always restricts, both mentally and physically.  Relaxed alertness actually enhances creativity and productiveness.
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