Where will your massage take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music of your choosing will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table specifically designed for your comfort.
What do I wear during the massage?
For a full body massage, most people undress completely. However, you may choose to wear underwear. You will be given the privacy to undress while I am in another room, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.
How long will the massage last?
The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60 to 90 minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
How will the massage feel?
It usually depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes (effleurage) that will help 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. Often, a lotion and oil combination is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that I may use another approach or technique.
How will I feel after the massage?
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. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. A hot Epsom salt bath is sometimes reccommended following a massage. The bath encourages the release of toxins that may have been stirred up from the massage treatment.