Facts and Questions
Do I have to get completely nude during my session?
No. You can get undressed to your comfort level. Most bodywork and massage IS performed with the client unclothed. You will be draped the entire time except for the area being worked on.
What should I expect during a massage session?
You will be in a private room with soothing music to help you relax. The therapist will inform you on what to do before she exits the room while you get undressed. When you are ready, the therapist will re-enter the room. Light oil will be applied to the body inorder to help massage the muscles without excessive friction. The areas that are included in the full body massage are the back, neck, arms, legs, hands, feet, scalp and the glutes(buttocks). If you are not comfortable having the glutes massaged, just inform your therapist. During the massage, hot aromatic towels will be applied to the feet and back. After the session is over, the therapist will exit the room while you get dressed. If you have any questions for the therapist feel free to ask at anytime.
Is a massage supposed to hurt?
If you are receiving a Swedish or relaxation massage, then no it is not supposed to hurt. If you are receiving a Deep Tissue or having trigger points worked, then yes it will hurt some. Since massage is most effective when your body is not resisting, communicate with your therapist if you are feeling any discomfort or pain.
What are some reasons as to why a client would not be able to receive a massage?
If the client has any contagious or infectious skin diseases then the therapist has the right to deny service. There are other health reasons as to why a client can not receive a massage. The best way to know if you are able to receive a massage would be to talk to your physician first to see if you have any health conditions that would prevent you from receiving a massage. In some cases, a note from your physician may be required before a massage is performed.
What is the cancellation policy?
A 24 hour notice is required in order to not have to pay a cancellation fee. First time clients will be required to hold appointment with a credit card. The credit card will not be charged unless the appointment is a no show without a cancellation notice.