Client Education & F.A.Q.
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, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of wellbeing.
Why should I get a massage?
You will be asked to complete a short questionnaire regarding your health status and goals for your massage session. We will then discuss the best approach to addressing the goals. This is your opportunity to ask any questions you have and ensure you understand and are comfortable with the planned approach. Your massage time doesn’t start until you are on the table so there is no need to rush.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
For a sports massage or a Thai massage wear comfortable clothing that allows a full range of motion. This can be shorts or yoga pants, a t-shirt, tank top or sports bra.
For a western style massage on the table it is up to you. Undress to whatever level you are comfortable. Some techniques such as Swedish massage or cupping require bare skin, while other techniques can be done over clothing. We’ll choose techniques that work with your choice. It’s important that you feel comfortable so you can relax.
What should I wear? Do I have to completely undress?
I have training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-natal, Sports, Neuromuscular, MediCuppingTM, Positional Release, Thai, Reflexology and Tok Sen.
What other types of massage do you offer?
Thai massage – or Nuat Thai – combines both physical and energetic aspects. It is a deep, full-body massage progressing from the feet up, and focusing on sen or energy lines throughout the body, with the aim of clearing blockages in these lines, and thus stimulating the flow of blood and lymph throughout the body. It draws on yoga, acupressure and reflexology.
Thai Massage is a popular massage therapy that is used for management of conditions such as musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. Thai Massage involves a number of stretching movements that improve body flexibility, joint movement and also improve blood circulation throughout the body.
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What is Thai Massage?
No, the massage therapist will leave while you undress and settle under the sheet and blanket. If you require assistance with any clothing or need help getting on or off the table, help will be provided while protecting your modesty.
Will the massage therapist be there when I undress?
Typical sessions include work on the hands, arms, feet, legs, back, shoulders and neck. The abdomen, chest and gluteals are only massaged if you are comfortable with touch in those areas.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
Yes, you will be draped with a sheet for modesty and warmth. Only the body part being worked on is exposed at any time.
Will I be covered during the massage?
These are guidelines only. Your actual session will be customized based on your choices of from all available treatment options.
60 Minutes (Essential Therapy)
A full body massage to address mild stress and promote relaxation
Focus on specific areas to address an injury or areas of chronic pain and tightness
90 Minutes (Complete Therapy)
Full body massage to address moderate stress and promote relaxation
Focus on specific areas of chronic pain and muscle tightness
Specialty treatments such as scalp, hand or foot treatments
120 Minutes (Deep Therapy)
Deep, focused work on problem areas
Multiple Specialty Treatments
Full body relaxation
How long of a session should I book?
Notify me as soon as possibe to avoid or minimize a cancellation fee. I understand that illness and emergencies are unplanned. If you have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours of your appointment time please reschedule. If the weather is bad, please do not risk your safety trying to make your appointment. Late cancellation due to emergency, illness or inclement weather will generally not result in any missed session charge, but is determined on a case-by-case basis.
At least 24 hours in advance: no fee
1 hour - 23 hours in advance: $20 cancellation
Less than 1 hour notice: 50% of session fee
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
No, while tips are welcome they are not expected. Let your budget and the quality of the service be your guide.