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Top Questions

What type of massage do you do and how do I know what's right for me?

In the initial evaluation we go through your medical history to discover what will work best for you.  I offer medical massage that includes trigger point therapy and fascial release, holistic aspects not limited to but include, Usui Reiki, aroma therapy, sound healing, use of crystals and stones.  


Is massage painful?

It's not unusual to feel some soreness after a massage. This is due to a release of lactic acid in the muscles, but it doesn't last long. You may also have some discomfort during your massage. This depends on the area we're working on, any pre-existing pains, and whether the therapist is using too much pressure.  You can always ask the therapist to use less pressure at any time if it’s too uncomfortable.

Do I have to take my clothes off?

No! All our therapists will ask you to remove clothing only as far as you feel comfortable. If you only want to undress to your underwear, that's fine.

The therapist will leave the room while you're undressing and will provide towels and blankets to cover you during the massage. There are some massages that work well if you want to remain clothed, so discuss this with us before you book.


 I’m self-conscious about _____. What should I do?

We all have parts of our body we're self-conscious about. Some areas you may be concerned about are:

  • Your weight

  • Unwanted body hair

  • Scars

  • Acne or other skin blemishes

Please don't let this stop you from getting help from a massage therapist. If you're sensitive about a particular area, ask them to avoid it. You can also opt for a fully clothed massage. Whatever your concerns, know that your therapists are friendly, supportive and judgment-free.


Should I see a Massage Therapist if I’m not in pain?

Massage therapy is a great natural solution when you want relief from pain, but it can also be used as a preventive treatment too. Seeing your massage therapist regularly can help:

  • Lower cortisol and raise serotonin levels to calm and relax your body

  • Loosen tight muscles, which may increase blood flow, leading to lowering your blood pressure

Often, depending on what you are seeing your therapist for, they may use a different technique or massage modality. There are many examples of different massage therapies, including Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Connective Tissue Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, Joint Mobilization, or massage cupping.


What if I fall asleep and drool or snore?

When it comes to massage frequently asked questions, this is a common one. It's normal to fall asleep during a massage. You might be feeling stressed and sleep-deprived, so falling asleep is normal once you're in a relaxed state.

There's zero judgment from us if you snore. We're pleased you're relaxed enough to fall asleep, and we won’t mention it.

Drooling is also common, especially if you're on your front. Ask us for a tissue, and we'll be glad to grab one for you.


What'll happen at my first massage?

We'll ask you to fill out a health history form to let us know about any current concerns or goals you want us to deal with.

We'll then give you privacy to make yourself comfortable – whether you decide to remove your clothing or not.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask them.


Isn't massage just to help you to relax?

Massage is excellent for relaxation! But it also has many other benefits.

Massage helps with chronic muscle aches and pains. It helps to reduce stress and ease muscle tension. It's also great to improve circulation, alleviate breathing problems, lower your blood pressure, reduce headaches, improve your daily mobility and wellbeing, and help you manage anxiety and depression. Massage also helps to promote good, healthy sleep. (see question 4 above about sleeping!)


Is it okay to ask for more or less pressure?

Yes! A good massage therapist will check in with you during your massage to make sure the pressure is okay.

Be mindful that massage doesn't have to cause you pain to be effective. Some massage techniques are pretty gentle. But do speak up and ask your therapist if you'd like more or less pressure during your session. We won't be offended!


What if I need the bathroom?

We recommend going to the bathroom before your session, but it can occasionally happen that you'll need to go during the massage. We want you to be relaxed, so if you're focusing on holding it in, it’ll interfere with your experience. So do speak up, and we'll let you know where the bathroom is.

Should I talk to the therapist during my massage?

Some people prefer to chat during their massage session but don't feel you have to make conversation. If you want to close your eyes and relax, that’s alright.

Do speak up if:

  • You're feeling hot or cold

  • You're in pain

  • You have questions, or you forgot to mention something important during the consultation


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