Do you have male and female therapists available?Yes I do. If you have a preference, please let me know when you make your appointment and I’ll work with your schedule to arrange your preference.
What if I drool and make body noises during my massage?It may sound funny, but it’s not uncommon. An experienced massage practitioner understands that as your mind slows down and muscles start to relax, your digestive system becomes more active. Your stomach may gurgle and yes, you may have a little gas. Please don’t be embarrassed and don’t apologize. The best thing to do is ignore it and enjoy your therapy session.
Drooling can occasionally occur when your face is tucked in the face cradle. The cushion can press against the salivary glands in your jaw and cause drooling. It may seem like a lot, but it’s actually very little. A towel under the face cradle will take care of it.
I didn't shave my legs. Should I reschedule?Of course not. Don’t give it a second thought.
Do you ever get tired?I limit myself to no more than four, ninety minute sessions per day with time for rest in between. In this way I can stay fresh, strong, and alert.
What should I expect when I arrive?You can expect an executive office suite that includes professional offices of counselors and psychotherapists. When you arrive you will be greeted by your therapist and asked to complete a short health history form. Your therapist will begin the session by listening to you about the treatment you want and will ask some questions pertaining to your request. An assessment and evaluation may be performed and a treatment plan will be discussed and approved by you before your massage session begins.
Where will my massage session take place?Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a cool, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax and lighting is reduced. You will lie on a heated table especially designed for your comfort.
What do I wear during the massage?Depending on the primary technique to be used, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage most people undress completely. If you are not experienced with massage or are not comfortable removing all of your clothing, then it is perfectly acceptable to wear undergarments or even shorts. A thong or high-cut underpants for women and jockey shorts for men are excellent choices. You will be given privacy to undress and dress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket during the session.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my session?It helps to be hydrated, so drink some extra fluids the day before and day of your massage. Avoid eating just prior to the massage; better to come a little hungry than full. Due to the construction on Bruce B. Downs, traffic can be a little intense. Give yourself extra time for the drive so you can arrive calm and ready to enjoy your session.
How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment?Most people feel very relaxed. Give yourself a little personal time to enjoy the after affects of you session. Read, have a cup of tea, sit in a comfortable chair, do whatever, but make this time part of your massage. After an initial period of feeling slow and calm, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink water following your massage.
How does a massage help stress?Your body and mind work together. Mental anxiety causes muscular tension. A massage relieves muscular tension and signals the brain to tell all of your muscles to relax. Stress-reduction massage requires no effort or active participation from you at all. Your massage therapist does all the work while you unwind and enjoy a massage that reduces stress and melts away tension throughout your body.
What is Medical Massage?Medical Massage is result oriented and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed by a Physician. The therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus the Medical Massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription. Medical Massage is generally billed in 15-minute segments using current procedural terminology and adhering to the usual and customary reimbursement fee schedule.
– Medical Massage Practitioners of America
What are the benefits of Medical Massage Therapy?
- Releases tight and sore muscles which can cause Ischemia
- Helps relieve nerve compression or entrapment
- Deactivates Myofascial Trigger Points
- Decreases Pain And Inflammation
- Alleviates Stress and Improves Circulation
- Aids in Digestion
- Increases Flexibility And Range Of Motion
- Calms The Nervous System
- Improves Posture And Coordination
– Medical Massage Practitioners of America