If you are new to massage therapy, we understand that you might have some questions, and we are confident that we have the answers to those questions.
Below are the answers to the questions that we are most commonly asked about regarding massage therapy treatment. If you cannot find the question you have, please feel free to contact me.
Q:“How will massage therapy benefit me?”
A: With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from mental, physical as well as spiritual health concerns. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits. Our treatments are unique and customized to meet your exact needs!
Q: “How often will I need treatments?”
A:Your body will give us a better indication, while some people many only require a few sessions to treat a specific problem, others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, correct muscular injuries, and even a positive mental as well as spiritual attitude!
Q: “How old does a person need to be to receive massage therapy?”
A: Any age! Massage therapy treatments are effective from birth until palliative care stages. It really is great for everyone’s overall health.
Q: “Which regions of my body get massaged?”
A: The therapist will ask you what you want to get out of the session. You will also be asked to describe any chronic problems that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and hands. We work with you to assess where exactly your body needs it.
Q: “Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?”
A: Most people say they feel very relaxed, and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. Some people however, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.
Q:“I’m not sure I’m comfortable with a stranger touching me.”
A: It is not uncommon for first-time clients to have this thought. Most clients lose this concern within the first few minutes of treatment. Massage therapists are trained professionals who respect your feelings and go out of their way to make you to feel as comfortable as you need to be.
Q: “Do I have to take off all of my clothes?”
A: One of the keys to the success of a your massage therapy session is your ability to relax and feel comfortable. So, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing. Traditional full-body massage treatments work best administered directly, without the barrier of clothing on the areas massaged. During a session you will be fully covered with a table sheet/blanket, only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.
Q: “Will my extended healthcare plan cover the costs of massage therapy treatments?”
A: Yes! Most extended healthcare plans include massage therapy and some even have online billing. Some plans ask you to first receive a physician’s referral, so feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you determine your plan’s coverage.
Q:“Do you offer massage gift certificates?”
A: We do! For special occasions, holidays or just a well needed destresser therapeutic massages are a great way to show someone how much you care! For details please visit my gift certificate page.