Many people have questions about massage therapy and aren't sure where to go for the answers. If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please ask the therapist
What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?
There are many benefits to massage therapy. It can increase range of motion, improve circulation and assist the body's natural healing system. Massage therapy can also help to relieve stress, sleep, athletic performance and remove bodily toxins.
Do I have to take my clothes off?
I will not be in the room while you get undressed. You will disrobe to your own comfort level, than get on the table and under the sheets. During the massage, only the part of the body being worked on will be uncovered. If you are uncomfortable at any point during the session tell me so and I can move on to another part of your body.
Are there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?
- cleanly showered
- dressed comfortably
- turn off cell-phone if possible
- deep breath and relax
Why does a massage therapist ask about my medical history?
There are important aspects of your medical history that I need to know. Be as honest as possible with me, it is for your own benefit.
What is not included in a therapeutic massage?
A medical diagnosis and No sexual conduct of any sorts
Do I tip?
Generally in a spa environment, a 20% gratuity is customary. When you work with an independent therapist, a tip is entirely at your discretion.
When should I not get a massage?
There are many conditions that are contraindications for massage.
Following are some of the major ones:
- Any type of infectious disease
- Systemic infections
- Severe cold
- Fracture, bleeding, burns or other acute injury
- Liver and kidney diseases
- Blood clot
- Pregnancy-induced diabetes
- High blood pressure (unless under control with medication)
- Heart disease
- Open skin lesions or sores (therapist may work around them if localized)
Always tell your massage therapist about any medical conditions you might have/had in the last few years.
How do I make sure I get the best massage possible?
Communication is key