MASSAGE FAQ's and MASSAGE CONTRAINDICATIONS

1) Where will my massage sessions take place?

Your massage will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax and you will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort (face down to start).

 

2) Do I need to be completely undressed?

Most massage 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 properly draped during the entire session.

 

3) Will the massage therapist be present when I disrobe?

I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet

 

4) Will I be covered during the treatment?

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

5) What should I do during the massage 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. Some clients prefer to have a conversation during their massage as well, which is completely acceptable as well. Remember this time is YOUR time to relax.

6) How will I feel after the massage 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. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.

7) Are there any medical conditions that would make massage 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.

1) Where will my massage sessions take place?

Your massage will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax and you will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort (face down to start).

 

2) Do I need to be completely undressed?

Most massage 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 properly draped during the entire session.

 

3) Will the massage therapist be present when I disrobe?

I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet

 

4) Will I be covered during the treatment?

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

5) What should I do during the massage 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. Some clients prefer to have a conversation during their massage as well, which is completely acceptable as well. Remember this time is YOUR time to relax.

6) How will I feel after the massage 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. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.

7) Are there any medical conditions that would make massage 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT I CANNOT MASSAGE YOU IF YOU HAVE:

1.Fever

2.Contagious or infectious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem

3.Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication

4.Recent operations or acute injuries

5.Neuritis

6.Skin diseases

2) I CANNOT MASSAGE YOU WITH THESE CONDITIONS, UNLESS IT IS APPROVED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN:

1.Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)

2.Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner

3.Oedema

4.Psoriasis or eczema

5.High blood pressure

6.Osteoporosis

7.Cancer

8.Nervous or psychotic conditions

9.Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers

10.Epilepsy

11.Diabetes

12.Bell's palsy, trapped or pinched nerves

13.Gynecological infections

6) I WILL MASSAGE YOU BUT NOT OVER ANY AREAS AFFECTED BY:

1.Varicose veins

2.Undiagnosed lumps or bumps

3.Pregnancy

4.Bruising

5.Cuts

6.Abrasions

7.Sunburn

8.Undiagnosed pain

9.Inflammation, including arthritis (deep tissue)

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