Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get a massage?
It  varies from person to person. If you are just looking for some  occasional relaxation, then a session every 3-6 weeks may be fine for  you. However, if you are looking to address a specific condition, then  it is recommended to go more frequently at first and then slowly taper  down to a maintenance schedule. Sometimes more frequent 30-minute  sessions can be effective until your goals are met and a maintenance  schedule is in place. 

What do I do during a massage session?
Make  yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your  position, she or he will either move you or will ask you to move as  needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more  comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a  session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. 

Is massage always appropriate? 
No,  there are several medical conditions that would make massage  inappropriate. That's why it is necessary that you fill out the health  history forms before you begin your session. The massage therapist will  ask general health questions to rule out if you have any  contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the  practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. 

What is a massage good for? 
Massage  either directly or indirectly affects every system of the body. For  that reason, massage is good for a multitude of ailments  including:Arthritis, Fibromyalgia,Chronic Pain ,Sports Injuries,  Circulatory Problems, TMJ Disorder ,Sleep Problems, Sciatica/Nerve Pain,  Migraines/Chronic Headache, General Stress. 

Will the massage oils used make me break-out? 
Most  massage therapists use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However,  if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion please bring  it to the massage therapist’s attention as most practitioners have an  assortment of oils and lotions on hand.