What to Expect During Your Massage

 

 

Draping:


You will be covered at all times by a sheet unless I am working on that specific area. I do not do massages on nude, uncovered clients, so please do not ask.

 

The Massage:


The therapeutic massage you receive will be customized based on your needs at the time. I employ a combination of Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release in every massage. I will bring my heated table and all needed supplies to your home or office, so all you'll need to do is provide me with adequate space to set up my equipment.

 

Massage Oil Ingredients:


The oil I use is a blend of natural and essential oils, including Rice Bran Oil, Almond Oil, High Oleic, Safflower Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Clove Bud Oil, Eucalyptus, Peppermint Oil, Camphor Oil, Fennel Oil, Geranium Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, Water Dispersant, Vitamin E. If you prefer to provide your own massage oil or lotion, please let me know at the beginning of the treatment.

 

Talking During Massage:


Some clients like to chat while others prefer to silently enjoy their massage, so other than occassionally asking for your feedback on pressure and comfort level, I will remain silent unless you initiate conversation.

 

Payment:


Payment is due immediately after the massage. I accept cash, personal checks (locals only) and PayPal. Tipping is not required, nor expected, but is always appreciated.

 

Can I get a massage if I'm sick?


If you are symptomatic, then it is not recommended that you receive a massage. Due to the large amount of toxins released during treatment, getting a massage while you are sick may exacerbate your symptoms and make you sicker.


If you feel you might be getting sick, or if you've just gotten over being sick, please call or email me and I'll make a determination as to whether or not I recommend massage at that time. If you are chronically sick, or just want to give your immune system a boost, please consider getting a Lymph Drainage massage.

 

Why is it so important to drink water after a massage?


Drinking water will help your body rid itself of the toxins that are released during massage. These metabolic wastes are pushed out of the cells into your bloodstream, and the water helps flush it out of your system. Individuals who do not receive regular massage treatments (once every 2 weeks) may experience nausea after a massage. This is due to the large amount of toxins that have been released from the body's tissues.

 

How often should I receive massage?


The ideal recommendation is at least every 2 weeks, but realistically, you should do it as often as your budget permits. Regular massage will keep toxins from building up in your cells, which works to decrease pain and muscle spasms, as well as strengthen your immune system and overall sense of well-being.

 

What causes knots in muscle?


The hard knotty areas of muscle occur when the muscle fibers and fascia bind up and stick together forming adhesions, thereby disallowing fresh oxygen-rich blood to come into that area and trapping the metabolic wastes in the tissue. The metabolic wastes burn your tissues like an acid, causing pain and inflammation.

 

Can I drink alcohol before or after a massage?


It is recommended that you avoid alcohol on the same day that you receive a massage. Alcohol is a toxin, and massage intensifies its toxic effect. There is a very real danger of alcohol poisoning. I will not treat any client that has been drinking.

 

Isn't chair massage just as good as table massage?


No. Although chair massage is relaxing and has many benefits, it in no way compares to table massage. When you are sitting up, you have muscle groups engaged in order to keep you from falling out of the chair. Contracted muscles do not receive as much benefit during massage as relaxed muscles, which is why table massage is the superior method of treatment.