Reasons to try massage and FAQs
If you’ve never had a massage, you might be a little apprehensive or unsure of what to expect. We invite you to call us and ask questions, and we will strive to make your first massage a comfortable, relaxed and wonderful experience.
Massage is a form of specialized health care that can lead to tremendous beneficial outcomes. Massage can help you relax and unwind, but it can also make a lasting impact on your life and health.
Massage therapy has numerous benefits, including:
- Pain relief from tight or sore muscles
- Stress relief
- Improved joint mobility
- Increased circulation
- Improved posture
- Increased energy
- Strengthened immune system
- Enhanced sleep
- Lowered blood pressure
Below are some common questions and concerns we hear from massage first-timers:
You offer a wide variety of services. How do I know which one to choose?
We are happy to talk with you about the specifics of each type of massage we offer and help you choose the service that will be the best fit for you. In general, we recommend a Swedish massage as a good place to start. It is very relaxing and therapeutic.
Will I have a male or female therapist?
Your choice! When you schedule your appointment, just let us know which gender therapist you prefer.
Do I have to be naked?
No. Before your massage, your therapist will leave the room and allow you to undress to your level of comfort. Some people choose to disrobe completely, while others remain partially clothed. During the massage, you will be covered with warm sheets and blankets and your therapist will only uncover the area he or she is working on at that time. Your modesty is respected at all times.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
You don’t need to bring anything with you, but we do advise that you wear comfortable clothing and arrive 15 minutes early to fill out our health questionnaire.
I have allergies. Is the massage lotion safe for me?
We use hypo-allergenic lotion, but please let us know about any allergies so we can ensure your comfort.
What if I fall asleep?
No problem! Some people fall asleep, some people find themselves in a state of deep restfulness, and still others prefer to chat with the therapist throughout the session. Just relax and do what feels natural to you.
Will it hurt?
Massage is meant to relax you and provide therapeutic benefits. The pressure of a Swedish massage is mild and should not feel uncomfortable. During the massage, feel free to speak up if you would like more or less pressure; communication is key to an enjoyable massage experience.
Can you walk me through what a typical session looks like?
You will arrive at our office about 15 minutes early and fill out a health questionnaire that will help us identify any illness or injuries. Then, your therapist will greet you and escort you to your room. After reviewing your health information, the therapist will talk you through the massage process and will leave you so you can undress.
You will undress to your desired level and climb under the warm sheets and blankets. Your massage therapist will enter and begin your session. During your massage, relax and enjoy yourself! After your massage, your therapist will leave the room so you can take a few minutes to reorient and dress. When you are ready, your therapist will escort you to the lobby, offer you some water, and discuss suggested future treatments.
Still have questions? Contact us to learn more about our services and schedule your very first massage.