What areas of the body do you massage?
Areas of the body that are massaged generally include: the back, legs, glutes, arms, and the neck. Areas that can be requested include: the head, face, and stomach.
What should I wear?
Dress down to your comfort level. You will be draped at all times, with private areas never exposed. It is recommend that all main clothing be removed ; underwear is at your discretion.
Is Deep Tissue Painful?
There IS such a thing as too much pressure. The perfect Deep Tissue pressure is right before it becomes painful. Once that line is crossed, the massage becomes counter productive. The "no pain, no gain"mentality was disproved long ago.
Do you help treat terminal or chronic illness?
With a physician’s prior approval, massage treatments can be very much encouraged.
I'm exhausted and may fall asleep. Is that rude?
By all means, take a nap. You will be woken you up when its time to turn over and when the massage is over. The body is most relaxed while asleep. It will make it that much easier to work on you!
I'm a chatty Cathy, is that going to ruin the massage?
Not at all. My job is to ensure you achieve your most relaxed state. If talking makes you feel more comfortable, by all means, converse away.
I'm pregnant. Should I get a massage?
The best time in the world to get a massage is while pregnant. The body is going through a lot of transitions and massage treatments can help ease the body into those changes. It would be preferable to wait until after the first trimester.
Are there instances where a massage could make things worse instead of better?
Yes. If you're sick, stay in bed. If you have an open wound, it would be best not to work that area. If you have an acute injury, you should wait a bit before working on that area. You should communicate any medical issues you have prior to the beginning of the massage. Contact and cancel your appointments right away if you even think you are coming down with a cold or illness.
Would you be willing to sign an NDA?
Yes, while I keep all client information confidential, I have worked with many influential and well-known people. I take my work seriously and believe that trust is the foundation of massage work. Your privacy is important.
Should I shave before my massage?
It's not necessary. Hair is natural and does not effect the massage. Massage Therapists don't judge the body, only find ways to improve it.
Is it okay to drink alcohol beforehand?
Drinking alcohol is not recommended. It tends to dehydrate the body. Massage increases circulation which can have adverse reactions, causing inebriation.
Should I shower before my massage?
It's not necessary.
If you just worked out, or went on a run right before a massage, it would be courteous.