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What To Expect

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?

Massage or bodywork can help reduce chronic pain; reduce swelling; improve posture; loosen tight muscles; improve muscle and skin tone; speed recovery from injuries and illness; increase joint flexibility and range of motion; strengthen the immune system; increase blood and lymph circulation; lower blood pressure; reduce stress; promote better sleep; and provide a feeling of well-being.

Are there any restrictions to receiving a massage or bodywork?

Before you begin your session, the therapist will ask some general health questions. It is very important that you inform the therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care for any medical condition, consult with him or her for any restrictions to receiving massage.

Who will perform the massage?

Your session will be conducted by a trained professional who has received formal training in massage therapy. Our therapists are licensed by the State of Florida.

Must I be completely undressed?

Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort.

Will the therapist be present when I disrobe?

The therapist will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean towel.

Will I be covered during the session?

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?

You and your therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage or bodywork. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female). (Recent studies have indicated the importance of breast massage, please speak to your therapist regarding this technique.)

Will lubricant be used?

A light oil or lotion will be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lubricants used should hydrate the skin and be readily absorbed.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?

It depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes which will help to calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. you should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage is most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are there different kinds of massage?

There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, etc. Ask the therapist about methods he or she uses. (Types of Massage)

How long will the session last?

The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, or legs and feet. Many people prefer one- to two-hour session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.

What should I do during the massage?

Make yourself comfortable. The therapist will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their massage. Feel free to ask the therapist questions about massage in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.


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