Massage Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
Let us answer the questions about massage therapy that are asked most frequently. If there are any you have that we did not cover, please ask!
What should I expect at my first massage therapy visit?
At your very first visit, your massage therapist will have you fill out a health history, so they are aware of any medical conditions or personal history that may effect your session.
When you are ready, your massage therapist will guide you back to the massage therapy room. They will answer any questions you have, direct you how to lay on the table and how to cover before they re-enter the room. Once they leave the room, you may disrobe to your comfort level. Once you are settled on the massage therapy table, your therapist will knock on the door and make sure you are ready before entering.
Do I have to be completely undress?
Absolutely not! Please undress to your comfort level. Some people leave their undergarments on, and others are comfortable being nude during their session. Areas that are not currently being massaged will be covered with sheets or blankets. Your massage therapist is a trained professional, and maintains your modesty at all times throughout the massage.
Please remember that if you do choose to wear clothing beyond undergarments, this may limit where and how your therapist can massage you during your session.
What if it hurts?
Please, please, please – speak up! Your massage therapist does not want to hurt you! You will not offend your therapist or hurt their feelings.
Remember, this is YOUR time and your session. Let your therapist know if the amount of pressure is too much or not strong enough. If there is an area that is particularly tender, let them know. If you have an area you’d like them to focus on, tell them before your session begins so they can plan extra time on that area.
What types of massage therapy do you offer?
Our Licensed Massage Therapist is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pregnancy and Therapeutic Massage.
How do massage and Chiropractic work together?
Chiropractors work with the spinal structures to correct abnormalities such as nerve, joint and muscular problems caused by misaligned veterbrae. The spine is surrounded by and connected to the muscles and tendons that control movement and flexibility of the spine. If these muscles are tight, weak, or over-stretched, they can prolong spinal problems. Massage can be used to relax the muscles to relieve soft tissue problems either before or after your Chiropractic adjustment. Adjustment can also last longer when muscle tension is released.
Can I talk during my session?
You are welcome to if that makes you comfortable, but don’t feel like you have to. This is your time to rejuvenate and relax. We encourage you to take deep cleansing breaths, slowing inhaling and exhaling, and be in the present moment during your massage.
Do I have to listen to weird music during my massage?
No, but you can if you’d like! Traditional massage music is slow and rhythmic, typically 60 beats or less per minute. This slow beat encourages your heart rate to slow so you are able to enter a state of relaxation. However, listening to this type of music is in no way a requirement. Have a request? Let your massage therapist know when you schedule your session. It is also ok to listen to nothing at all.
How will I feel after my massage?
You may feel completely relaxed, even tired or groggy. We encourage you to drink plenty of water after your massage to flush out the fluids and toxins that were worked out of your muscles.
If you received a deep tissue or athletic massage, you may feel sore after. Please do not hesitate to contact your massage therapist if you are feeling exceptionally sore after your session.