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Frequently Asked Questions

Who Should Have a Massage?

Massage is a universal healing art that is appropriate for everyone, regardless of age, physical condition, size or weight.  Massage therapy will not interfere with other treatments you are receiving and will in many cases enhance them.  Conditions in which massage is not indicated:  burns, open wounds, recent heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, and unhealed fractures.  Your therapist will discuss with you any condition you might have and determine strategies for accomplishing your therapy. 

What Can I Expect?

You can expect a peaceful, comfortable, quiet and safe environment for the massage.  After disrobing you will lay on a padded table with clean linens and soft music playing to help you relax.  Oils or lotions will be used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin.  You will not be touched on or near your genitals or breasts.   After your session, your muscles will feel more supple and flexible, you will be relaxed and in a wonderful mood. 

Must I disrobe completely?

Most massage and bodywork techniques are performed with the client unclothed; however, we ask that you undress to your level of comfort.  You will be asked to disrobe in private after your therapist leaves the room.  When your therapist re-enters you will be laying on the massage table under a sheet.  Your therapist uses a technique called "draping” in which only the part of the body being massaged -- your back, or one arm, or one leg - is exposed.  Your modesty will always be 

completely protected. 

How long a session should I schedule?

A typical full-body massage lasts 60 minutes and will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders.  If you need more in-depth work due to pain or injury a 90-minute massage may be needed to encompass both the specific work and the full body massage.  Consult your therapist for more information.

How do I receive a massage?

Close your eyes.  Bring your attention into your body.  Clear your thoughts.  Focus on relaxing.  Breathe deeply and regularly.  Allow your body to become very heavy and sink into the table.  Imagine you are a wet noodle.  Let your therapist do all the work.  As your therapist's hands locate areas of tension, consciously let go and relax those areas.  Simply receive.  It is OK to talk and yet quiet creates deeper relaxation.  Tell the therapist if something tickles or hurts.  Remember, relaxation is your goal.  Feel confident to sigh with relaxation or hum with pleasure. 

What is your cancellation policy?

Because massage therapy is by appointment only, your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you.  Please be courteous by providing the therapist with at least a 24-hour notice of cancellation.  A "no-show" will require the session to be paid in full before a new appointment

 can be made.