This is YOUR massage session, and it is what you make of it.
Please, please, please don’t hesitate to speak up during any session. If you want anything changed (pressure, areas worked, position or if you are too hot or too cold) your therapist is happy to do anything she can to keep you comfortable, but unfortunately is not not a mind-reader.
You will not hurt the therapist’s feelings by asking for something that will make you more comfortable. Your therapist wants this to be the best experience for you to relax and enjoy.
Also, what you need or want in one session may be different in another. If you had a full body massage last time, but this time you only want your back/neck/shoulders/arms worked, it’s perfectly fine to ask. You will get so much more out of your sessions if you let us know what will make you feel best while you’re here!
When should I get a massage? - Any day is a great time to get a massage. You don’t need to wait until you’re stressed or injured. Massage works wonders as preventive care for a person’s body and mind. Instead of waiting until your back hurts from overwork or stress, or the headaches that start at the back of your skull begin … Continue reading "When should I get a massage?" When should I not get a massage? - There are few conditions which would prevent you from enjoying some type of massage. If you have any of the following conditions, you should not get a massage (and if you develop any prior to your appointment, let us know and we will be happy to reschedule you): Will the massage hurt? - This depends on the type of massage and the depth of the strokes. A light, relaxing massage that doesn’t probe very deep into the muscles shouldn’t hurt. At the same time, the light massage won’t be able to work out any stress that’s deep within those muscles. A muscle that is relaxed will be supple … Continue reading "Will the massage hurt?" What if I fall asleep? - It is not uncommon for clients to fall asleep on the table during a relaxing massage. The warmth and release of tension relaxes them right to sleep – especially after a long day at work. I take it as a compliment. Can I talk during my session? - Sure, if you’d like to talk go right ahead. The important thing to remember is that this treatment is all about you relaxing and enjoying the experience. Many therapists discourage talking in hopes that you will relax, let your mind float free and enter a state of massage bliss. Depending on the type of massage, … Continue reading "Can I talk during my session?" How many sessions will I need? - Honestly, it’s hard to say. Every person is unique and every condition is unique to each person. It may take one session or it may take several. You and your therapist will be able to talk more specifically about this after your first session and he/she has had a chance to evaluate your body’s tissues.