WHERE WILL MY MASSAGE SESSION TAKE PLACE?
Your massage will take place in a warm, comfortable private room on a heated table. Soft music will be playing to help you relax.
DO I HAVE TO GET COMPLETELY UNDRESSED?
For you to get the most out of your massage, it is important that you feel comfortable and relaxed during the session. We have clean linens on our tables to cover you and only the areas being treated will be exposed. We use specific draping protocols to ensure you feel secure and comfortable on the table. You may undress to your comfort level whether that be fully clothed or fully unclothed. Your therapist is happy to modify their treatment based on your level of comfort.
WHAT DO I DO DURING A MASSAGE TREATMENT?
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she or he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
WILL THE MASSAGE OILS USED MAKE ME BREAK OUT?
Most massage oils/lotions that we use are hypo-allergenic. However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or ingredients please bring it to the massage therapist's attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand.
HOW LONG WILL A MASSAGE TREATMENT LAST?
The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER THE MASSAGE THERAPY 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. Sometimes after a therapeutic treatment there can be a little bit of muscle soreness, no more than the type of soreness after a workout. Massage therapists sometimes recommend an Epsom salt bath that will help with the muscle soreness post treatment.
WILL MY EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS COVER TREATMENTS?
Health benefits vary from company to company so please ask your insurance provider if massage therapy is covered, how much is covered per treatment, what the maximum benefits are for the year, whether or not a doctor's note is needed and how long the doctors note is valid for.
CAN I BRING MY CHILD WITH ME TO THE APPOINTMENT?
While we love children, we are not equipped to have children under the age of 12 waiting in the reception area for their parents. We are happy to provide massage services for children though, as long as the parent stays present in the clinic.