What is your COVID-19 Protocol?
We take 30 minutes between clients to deep clean treatment areas as well as all areas touched. Temperature is taken and shoes are removed upon arrival and hand sanitizer is provided. We wash our hands thoroughly before and after each massage. Masks are worn at all times.
If I am uncomfortable during the massage do I say anything?
YES! We encourage verbal communication. If the pressure is too much or too little we want to know. We will not be offended if you speak up, we prefer you to tell us.
Why do I get a headache after a massage?
After a massage, it is important to drink lots of water. It is also important to come to your massage well hydrated. A massage is very detoxifying and this is why hydration is extremely important after a massage.
What if I fart during the massage?
Do not be embarrassed. Your parasympathetic response is active which means you are relaxed. It is perfectly natural.
How can massage help my sporting event?
We recommend weekly massages for a month prior to your sporting event. The first week to assess your body, the second week to properly stretch, loosen and align muscles; the third week the same and the fourth week 2-7 days before the event a massage to prepare the muscles for the event and then a two days after for a recovery massage to help soothe and de-inflammate the muscles.
What if I feel self-conscious?
We are focused on your muscle structure needs. We want you to be in a safe and relaxing environment. We do not judge. If there is a place on your body that you would like us to avoid, we are more than happy to go with your comfort level.
How often should I get a massage?
We recommend every 3-4 weeks. Once a month is a great way to keep up with your muscle health and comfort.
What kind of education does a massage therapist have?
Massage Therapy education varies from state to state. Depending on the state, there are 700-1000 hours of school and hands-on training. Each Massage Therapist is licensed by their state and holds insurance.
What do I do if I’m sick and I have a massage scheduled?
Cancel we will be happy to reschedule you. Please do not come in for a massage when you are sick.
Do I have to undress?
Yes, but to your comfort level. You will be under a sheet and proper modest draping methods will be used. This means you will be under the sheets and we will only expose each part of the body that we are massaging and then we will re-drape you.
Addressing the “No Pain no Gain” philosophy.
We are not here to cause pain and inflammation. We want to do the opposite. When the pressure is too much your muscles tense up and tighten which can cause pain, bruising, and injury. This prevents us from properly working your muscles and reduces the benefits of massage. If you feel like you need to pull away or wincing that is when you know it is too much pressure, don’t feel like you have to work through that extreme pain.
Is it normal to bruise after a massage?
No, you should not be bruised after a massage. There can be muscle soreness, but it should not bruise. There are considerations with medications and chronic illnesses which can cause easy bruising. Some illnesses which can cause easy bruising are: iron deficiency, anemia, Diabetes, Vitamin deficiencies, hypothyroidism. Some medications which can cause bruising are: Chemotherapy, blood thinners, chronic use of Ibuprofen, antibiotics and topical steroids. If you are prone to this, please tell your Massage Therapist and they will use a lighter pressure to prevent bruising. Make sure you are verbally communicating with your Massage Therapist during your treatment.
What if I fall asleep?
Fantastic! This puts you in a relaxed state which aids our work by allowing us to enter into your muscle structure.
Why do I need water after a massage?
A massage is very detoxifying and water will flush out the toxins released from the massage. This can help prevent headaches that can occur after a massage. After a massage, it is important to drink lots of water. It is also important to come to your massage well hydrated.
What if I need to use the bathroom?
We encourage you to use the bathroom before your service. If you need to during the massage just tell your Massage Therapist and we will stop and show you the restroom and then proceed with your massage after.
What if I don’t like my massage?
Tell us! We want to know if something feels uncomfortable or if you don’t like it. We can adjust to your comfort. Massage is like art or dance, every Massage Therapist has a different technique and feel. We work hard to customize your massage to what your body needs. If you want a referral to another great therapist we will give you some names.
What are the most common side effects of massage?
The most common side effects of massage are headaches, dizziness, muscle pain. These usually can be avoided by drinking water afterward. People with vitamin deficiencies or metabolic diseases may have nausea post-massage, water should help. It is important to not have a totally empty stomach or a very full stomach before a massage. The reason we do health intakes because we need to know what is going on in your health history to avoid any contraindications which could cause side effects or prevent the session. We need to know things like if you are on blood pressure medication, blood thinners, or if you seizure disorders, allergies, etc.