Question: "Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?"
Answer: Most people have relaxed feelings, and experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However some people, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. Once the soreness is gone, they often feel significant reduction in the symptoms that brought them to massage therapy in the first place.
Question: "I'm not sure I'm comfortable with a stranger touching me."
Answer: It is not uncommon for first-time clients to be apprehensive with the personal nature of massage therapy. Most clients lose this apprehension within the first few minutes of treatment. Massage therapists are trained professionals who respect your feelings and go out of their way to allow you to feel comfortable during your treatment experience.
Question: " Do I have to take off all of my clothes?"
Answer:No. You will remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing and as direct by the massage therapy professional. Massage therapy treatments work best administered directly, without the barrier of clothing on the areas massaged but can be administered through loosed clothing especially in sports events or corporate settings. During a session you will be fully covered with a sheet and blanket, only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress adn dress in complete privacy.
Question: " How often will I need treatments?"
Answer: Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive healthcare. Massage can help maintain healthy blood flow and the circulation of lymph, normal muscle tone and texture, normal flexablility and range of motion of joints in addition to helping to resolve injury. We will decide together what treatment plan best serve your needs.
Question: "How old does a person need to be to receive massage therapy?"
Answer: Any age. Massage therapy treatments are effective from birth until pallative care stages. Children will require the written consent and the presence of their parent or guardian.
Question: "Which regions of my body get massaged?"
Answer: If you present with a particular musculoskeletal complaint the therapist will assess your condition and discuss with you what areas would be most appropriate to treat. In the absence of any particular injury or problem, the therapist may suggest a typical full body massage which commonly involves working on the back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and hands. Please be assured that at all times you will be appropriately draped.