Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my massage session take place?
Your massage session will take place in my warm, comfortable, quiet home studio in a rural setting. When you arrive be sure to breath deeply the fresh air and listen to the birds sing. Soft, relaxing music will be played. You will lie on a comfortable and heated (if you like) table. There is no feel of being on a schedule and no rush.
Will I be covered during the session?
You will be conservatively covered at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session typically includes work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. If we are working on a particular issue, for example, a frozen shoulder then the massage may cover the back, shoulder, arm and pectoral areas.
What should I do during the massage session?
Prior to and during the massage feel free to ask any questions you have. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. I will gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, more or less heat, or anything else relevant to the session.
How will I feel after the massage session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Many experience freedom from aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. Some have an initial period of feeling slowed down, but after that experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity.
What are the benefits of massage?
Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before we begin your session, you complete an intake form and I ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform me of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.