Who will perform the massage?
Amanda, our licensed massage therapist has been with us since 2013. She is skilled in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Trigger Point, Sports & Chair Massage and AromaTouch Technique; she is currently learning cupping therapy.
Why should I get a massage?
There are many reasons you should get a massage – the following lists some of the benefits:
- Boosts immune system
- Reduces anxiety and flow of stress hormones
- Improves sleep, energy levels, and blood circulation
- Reduces fatigue and frequency of headaches
- Releases endorphins = endorphins make you HAPPY!
Things treated with massage therapy include: muscle pain, sports-related injury/soreness, arthritis pain, stress related symptoms, etc.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed, however, you determine what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly draped during the session.
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. Work on hips/gluteal musces are done over the sheet.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
You and the massage therapist will discus the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full-body massage includes work on the back, hips/gluteal muscles (work on this area is done over the sheet), legs, arms, feet, hands, shoulders, neck, and face/scalp. You will not be touched on or near your genitals or breasts.
What if the pressure is too much or it hurts? Not enough pressure?
A massage should never hurt. If the pressure is too much at any time during the massage, communicate this to the therapist so that she may lighten the amount of pressure and vice-versa for too light of pressure.
How long will the session last?
We offer sessions of 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, and 90 minutes
How will I feel after the massage?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience improvement long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. Since toxins (lactic acid) are released from your soft tissue during a massage, it is strongly recommended you drink plenty of water afterward.
Are there any medical conditions that would prevent me from getting a massage?
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 prior to any session.