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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Massage

Why should I have a massage?

There are many reasons to incorporate massage into your regular healthcare regimen. Some benefits of massage include pain relief, stress reduction, improved blood circulation, lowered blood pressure and increased muscle tone.

What if I have a medical condition, or have had a recent injury?

It's important to communicate information regarding injuries and medical conditions to your therapist so they can determine which massage techniques will best suit your health needs. Massage benefits people for a variety of conditions, if you have an on-going (chronic) condition, your therapist can develop a treatment plan for continued sessions with you. So if you have experienced a recent injury, massage for injury can be very beneficial.

Do I need to prepare or do anything prior a massage?

It's advisable to be freshly showered just before getting a massage. The heat from a warm shower or bath will soften your body tissues and make them more pliable during the massage. It is also advisable not to eat a large meal (generally within two hours) or drink large quantities of water prior to a massage.

Will I feel achy or sick after receiving a massage?

Some people can experience a sick feeling after a massage session for a short period of time. Since massage does move body chemicals, lactic acid, and other toxins into your bloodstream, to avoid any ill effects you will want to drink plenty of water after the massage session to help flush out built-up toxins.

Do I have to take off all of my clothes for a massage?

Your privacy and modesty is respected at all times before, during, and after a massage session. You'll be given complete privacy and asked to disrobe to the level of your comfort before the massage begins. Your body will be fully covered (draped) and only the area being massaged at that time will be exposed. There are however, different massage techniques such as seated chair massage, Thai massage, and Shiatsu which are done while the client is fully clothed.

How often can I get a massage?

The more often you're massaged, the more you'll reap its positive effects. This is especially true if you have a chronic health condition where both you and your therapist have determined massage to be beneficial. Sometimes though, all you really want to do is to just unwind and relax. And there is no limit to how often you can treat yourself to relaxation.

What restrictions are there for getting a massage?

Injuries within the last 72 hours, open wounds, cuts, contagious skin diseases, untreated high blood pressure, and any health conditions that require a doctor's prior approval are some of the many contraindications for massage. So for example, if you injured yourself with the last three days, massage for injury in this instant would not be beneficial, or recommended.

How long does a massage session last?

I offer full-body massages for 60 minutes, and 90 minutes.

Do I have to come to your place of business for a massage?

I am licensed as an out-call massage therapist only. I come to you with a portable massage table, clean fresh linens, massage lotion, and relaxing sounds (You are welcome to provide your own massage appropriate music).

Why should I choose an outcall massage therapist over going to a spa, or a massage clinic?

Therapists at spas and massage clinics are on a strict time schedule and rushed to get you in and out within 50 or 80 minutes. So here?s another one of the great benefits of massage being brought direct to you. As an outcall therapist, I come to you, set up quickly, and offer either a full hour, or 90 minutes of massage. That's an extra ten minutes already that you're actually getting massaged, instead of spending your time getting into your car, driving to the spa or massage clinic, finding a place to park, and then making your way into the massage room. Plus, spas can be very expensive, and most of those bargain massage clinics charge a monthly membership fee in order to get their lowest rates. While my rates may be more than the clinics, I frequently run specials and promotions that match or beat their membership rates.