How clean should I be?
Showering the day of your massage is preferable. This will aid in helping you to fully relax. Also, when your skin is clean, it will better absorb lotions and oils used during your massage.
Should I shave my Legs?
Not shaving is fine! If we are being honest, I couldn’t care less if your legs are shaved or not. This is the number one thing most women apologize for before or during their session. Please don’t! However, if it will help YOU relax during your session then please shave. But, If you forget to shave or simple just don’t want to that’s completely fine.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques, except for Thai massage and stretching, are traditionally performed with the client unclothed or with underwear only. However, I alway tell clients to dress down to THIER comfort level. You will be properly draped and covered during the entire session.
Will my therapist be present when I disrobe?
No. I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with the clean sheets and blanket provided.
Will I be covered during the session?
Yes. 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?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, hands, glutes, legs, feet, head, neck, shoulders, and pecs. Signed consent must be given prior to the massage session to have any of the following areas massaged: feet, scalp, face, glutes, pecs, and abdomen. If you are uncomfortable with any of those areas being touched please let me know and I will simply skip those areas during our session.
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Therapeutic Massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Therapeutic Massage, your session may start with broad slow strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased and specific strokes and techniques will be applied to areas of concern. A light organic oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting. Before we begin your session we will formulate a plan specific to your wants and needs
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork modalities. Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage, Breath Work, Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Sports, and Emotional Release are a few of many. Each modality utilizes different strokes and techniques. This may including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movements, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific pressure points, and more. We will discuss which modality and methods may be most appropriate for you.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask any questions that may arise about your upcoming session. During the massage, try your best to relax, and make yourself comfortable. I will alway commutate with you throughout the session. If I need to make any adjustments I will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session. Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, and some people fall asleep. (And, please know that falling asleep is completely okay! Most therapist, including myself, take it as a compliment that you are able to relax so deeply.) Communicating if/when you need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session is important. So please don’t be shy. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, please feel free to ask.
During My Massage, Should I Be Quiet or Make Small Talk?
Do whatever makes you most comfortable!
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.
After your session, you should increase your water intake. Just a glass or two more than normal is usually fine. Because your muscles are being manipulated, substances are being released, and drinking water post massage helps the body flush out any accumulated materials, as well as keep your body’s tissues hydrated and healthy.
If you’ve never had a massage of it’s been a while, you may experience soreness in your muscles. This is normal. It should ease after a day or so, and should not be painful. Soaking in a bath usually helps.After your session, you should increase your water intake. Just a glass or two more than normal is usually fine. This helps keep your body’s tissues hydrated and healthy.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, reduce blood pressure, and more! Massage and bodywork are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and create an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before we begin your session, you answer some general health questions. It is very important that you inform me of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
How often should I get a massage?
Well, it varies from person to person. If you are just looking for some occasional relaxation, then a session every 4-6 weeks may be fine for you. However, if you are looking to address a specific condition, then it may be recommended to come more frequently. Once those specific concerns are met we can can decrease the frequency, and taper off to a monthly maintenance schedule.
My recommendation is to receive massage/bodywork at LEAST once a month for maintenance, to slow down, be still, and to intentionally connect with your body
Am I expected to tip my massage therapist?
Tips are never expected, but are always appreciated. If you have received exceptional service and would like to show your appreciation, the average tip ranges between 10-20%.
Are there any cancellation fees?
Yes. I require a 24-hours notice if you need to reschedule your appointment so that the timeframe may be made available to others. Missed, canceled, or rescheduled appointments with less than 24-hours notice will be charged 100% for the service.
PLEASE NOTE: To book online, all services must be paid in full prior to your appointment. Before you submit your payment a popup of my cancellation policy will appear, which you must agree to, before you submit your payment. Once you submit your payment you will receive a conformation email and text regarding your appointment.
If you miss your appointment or need to reschedule your appointment with less than 24-hours notice, your payment will NOT be refunded back to you. However, you can make arrangements with me directly to reschedule within 30 days of your missed appointment at no additional charge. You can also gift that massage/bodywork session to a family member or friend if you are unable to make another appointment within the 30 day timeframe. After 30 days you will need to rebook a new appointment online.
If you need to reschedule or cancel an appointment that has more than a 24-hours notice you may do so via email within the conformation email you received, or call me directly at 702-703-6584. If a refund is desired when canceling I will happily refund you the same day, but it may take 2-3 business days to show in your bank account. You will also receive email conformation regarding your refund.
If after reading the FAQ’s you still have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to call or text prior to your appointment. 702-703-6584