- Do I need to disrobe?
This is a frequent massage question that a lot of people want to know, but don’t always ask. You only have to undress to your level of comfort. You will be on the massage table, with sheets and blankets covering you at all times. Only the part of your body being worked on will be exposed, for example arm, leg, back. If you are not comfortable getting undressed at all, we have techniques that we can use through your clothing. It is always your choice on how much clothing to take off or leave on. You will always be properly draped for your privacy and comfort level.
- What can I expect from a massage?
You can expect to have your massage in a safe, nurturing environment. You can expect to feel peaceful, totally relaxed and calm afterward. You can expect to be listened to – you are the one who knows your body. We cannot “fix” you, since you are not broken. We can assist your body in finding its way to optimal health through stress-relief, balance, and relaxation.
- What happens during a massage session?
You’ll start the session by filling out some confidential paperwork, and your therapist and you will discuss your goals for the massage, such as relaxation, de-stressing, or pain reduction. You will then be left alone in the massage room to undress to your level of comfort. You’ll get on the massage table, where you will cover yourself up with the sheet and blankets. Your therapist will enter the room when you are ready. The massage begins with your therapist grounding and connecting with you, then continues with the bodywork. There is music playing in the background, unless you prefer silence. When the massage is done, your therapist will leave the room for you to re-dress in private.
- I’ve never had a massage before – how long of a session should I book?
This is a common inquiry about massage. Most people start with an hour massage. That’s enough time to cover the entire body. A half hour is only enough time for a specific area or two – such as back and neck. A lot of people prefer to come in for an hour and 1/2, as that way they can get the full body massage, with extra time on any problem areas.
- Do I get a full 60 minutes if I book an hour massage?
Yes. If you book a massage for an hour, you get a full 60 minutes of “table time”. The same is true for 1/2 hour, or hour and 1/2 sessions. We do ask that you arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow a comfortable amount of time for you to complete the intake form and use the restroom in order to ensure that you get your full amount of actual massage time. The only exception to the full massage length policy is if you are late to your appointment.