Frequently Asked Questions
How can I schedule?
My weekly schedule tends to fill quickly and I am unable to accommodate same-day requests.
Scheduling is available online.
How often should I get a massage?
That varies depending on your lifestyle and goals. The majority of my clients have committed to recurring standing appointments (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) based on their treatment goals whether for stress relief or alleviation of chronic pain issues. Feel free to ask me questions about what might be an ideal bodywork schedule for your needs.
Methods of payment?
I accept cash, debit cards, and most major credit cards.
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place at my studio space that I share with another therapist. You will be able to relax in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort.You will be covered by a sheet and only areas being worked on will be exposed. For clients looking for stretching and sports massage techniques it is advisable for women to wear underwear and for men briefs, not boxers. You will be properly draped at all times.
What type of massage product do you use?
As someone with hyper sensitive skin, I take great care in what I use. I always use a paraben-free, fragrance free product. If you have any concerns contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
If it's your first time seeing me please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to go over your health intake form and to discuss your treatment.
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
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.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. Of course, I disinfect my hands before touching the face.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask me any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. I will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.
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.
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 is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
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, I will ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform me 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. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.