Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What exactly is Massage Therapy?
A: Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons – to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
Q: What is a Massage Therapist trained in?
A: In MT School the coursework includes: Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathologies, Contraindications, Special Population factors, Benefits and Physiological Effects of Techniques, Client Assessment/Reassessment, Treatment Planning, Ethics/Laws, and Guidelines for professional practice. Final step is to pass the National License Exam known as the MBLEx.
Q: What will be the Session Procedure?
A: First time clients and I will discuss the reason for their visit and do a general evaluation to see if massage is a benefit for them. The next step will be filling out a health intake form, policy concerns, general information, and waiver form. After which we will discuss areas that need extra care, pressure preference, draping procedure, etc.
Q: Do I have to take off my clothes?
A: No, you may undress to the level you are comfortable. If you wish to be fully clothed that is completely okay, clothed clients tend to be most comfortable in gym shorts and a soft t shirt. If you wish to undress for a full body massage, most get undressed down to their undergarments, so we are able to use lotion and a wider range of techniques. Any Massage Therapist will work around the clothes you left on as best as they can. The benefit of skin to skin contact is the therapist can better assess muscle tone and possible issues, as well as use a wider range of techniques.
Q: Will I be sore after the massage?
A: Depending on what and how you were worked on. If you received a deep massage or some deeper techniques at some point, you may be slightly sore the following days - much like getting a good workout at the gym. A hot shower or hot compresses can ease this soreness.
Lastly! Remember, this is your session. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, let me know.
If want more or less pressure, let me know. You will not hurt my feelings or offend me.
Please let me know!