Massage FAQ’s


 
If you are new to massage therapy, we understand that you might have some questions.

Below are the answers to the questions that are most commonly asked about massage therapy. Should you have additional questions please feel free to contact us.

How will massage therapy benefit me?

With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits.

Massages are specifically tailored to meet your needs.

How often will I need to come?

Your body will let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular clients of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, and help the healing process of muscular injuries.

How old does a person need to be to receive massage therapy?

Any age. Massage therapy treatments are effective from birth until palliative care stages. We require a parental consent for for those clients who are under 18 years old, as well as a parent/guardian present in the office.

Which regions of my body get massaged?

The therapist will ask you what you want to get out of the session. You will also be asked to describe any chronic or acute problems that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and hands.

Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?

Most people report feel very relaxed, and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However some people, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. This soreness is usually equated to the feelings after a strenuous workout. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.

Do I have to take off all of my clothes?

One of the keys to the success of a your massage therapy session is your ability to relax and feel comfortable. Therefore, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing. During a session you will be fully covered with a table sheet and blanket, only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered. The draping is always modestly done to show the least amount of bare skin. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.

Do you offer massage gift certificates?

Yes we do! A therapeutic massage is a great way to show someone how much you care. Gift certificates can always be purchased. Please contact the office directly via email or at 860.657.8767 to purchase a gift card in office.