Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?

massage1.jpg Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that a confidential health history form is completed before the first session. Any health problems you are having, or any medications you are taking, must be revealed to the massage therapist before the session. Under certain circumstances, we may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

How often should I receive a massage?

It depends on your specific goals. If you are in training for an athletic competition and don’t have any injuries, it will benefit you to come in for a Sports Massage once a week, or at least every other week. If you have a specific condition to be treated, you may want to come in for shorter sessions 2-3 times a week. If you are for the most part in good health, it is advised to come in once a month. In general, the benefits of massage therapy will last longer with more regularly received massage. Consider a Membership for a long-term massage therapy program.

What should I do during the massage session?

Many people just close their eyes and relax. You will be asked to take some deep breaths and to focus on your breathing during the massage. The massage therapist will ask you how the pressure is (1 being very light to 10 being very painful). The pressure should never go over a 7 or an 8. If you are tensing up to the massage therapist’s touch, then relaxation and pain relief cannot be achieved.

How will I feel after the massage session?

massage1.jpg 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 that you drink plenty of water following your massage. Massage therapy releases a lot of the stored waste products, like lactic acid, from your muscles. Water helps your body flush those waste products out of your system.

What is your policy on tipping? What is a customary tip?

Tipping is completely voluntary and is appreciated, but never expected. A customary tip for a massage is 10-20% of the massage fee.

What do you consider “inappropriate behavior”?

Quite simply, any lewd or offensive language, and/or any requests for any form of sexual contact (which a professional massage therapist would NEVER do). Any person who fails to respect our professional ethics will be asked to pay for the session in full and immediately leave the office.

Where will my massage session take place?

Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a massage table specially designed for your comfort.

Must I be completely undressed, and will I be covered during the session?

Most massage therapy techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed. However, you may undress to your comfort level. You will be properly draped at all times with a sheet and/or blanket to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. Sports Massage clients generally wear shorts because of different stretching techniques that are used during the session.
Please note: Dynamic Pain Control Massage therapies specifically exclude diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.

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