Massage Therapy FAQs
How will I feel after receiving massage therapy treatment?
You will feel very relaxed and experience relief from long-term aches and pains as a result of stress, tension or repetitive physical activities.
After an initial slow-down period, you may also experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and better productivity. The effects can last for days. Since toxins are released from your
soft tissue (into your blood and lymphatic systems) during a massage, we recommended you drink plenty of water for a few days after your massage session.
How long does a massage treatment last?
On average, a full-body massage treatment session lasts for approximately one hour. A half-hour session only allows time for a partial massage treatment that targets a specific area of your body, such as your neck and shoulders, back or legs.
Many of our customers prefer a 60 to 90 minute therapy session for optimal relaxation. Always allow yourself time to relax before and after receiving your massage treatment.
Is a massage therapy suitable for all health conditions?
No, it is not.
There are several medical conditions for which massage is inappropriate. That is why you may have to fill in a medical history form before you begin your treatment session.
Your massage therapist will ask you general health questions to rule any contraindications to massage that you may have. A contraindication is a situation when you should not receive a massage because this form of treatment may be detrimental to your condition. Contraindications for massage include vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, kidney disease, contagious diseases and a history of thrombosis.
It is very important that you inform your massage therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you seeing a doctor for a health condition, we strongly advise that you ask your doctor for written approval for you to receive massage treatment, prior to any session. Your massage therapist may also require and request a recommendation or approval note from your doctor, before proceeding with massage treatment.
Will the massage oil used cause skin reactions?
Our massage oils should not cause a skin reaction. Our massage therapists only use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions.
However, if you are sensitive or allergic to certain types of oils or lotions, please inform your massage therapist. We have a variety of alternative oils and lotions on hand.
What do I do during massage therapy treatment?
Make yourself at home, get comfortable and relax.
If your therapist needs you to adjust your body position or a part of your body, they will either gently move it for you, or ask you to move what is needed.
Otherwise, adjust your position anytime to make yourself feel more comfortable. You can close your eyes and relax completely during a session, or if you prefer to talk, have a chat with your therapist. It’s up to you.
It is your massage. Doing whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask your massage therapists a question at any time during your treatment.
What should I wear during a massage session?
You may or may not need to partially undress during your massage. It depends on the primary technique your therapist uses. For example, an oil massage needs to be applied to exposed skin.
You are required to wear underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to change in and out of your clothes. Your body will be covered with a fresh, clean sheet and/or blanket at all times, except for the area being worked on.
Where does my massage session take place?
Your massage takes place in a warm, comfortable, quiet and private room.
Soft ambient music will be played to help you relax.
You may be required to lie on a table to receive a back massage, and sit on a chair for head and neck massage treatment. However, you may also request to have your complete massage performed on a massage bed.
What happens at my first massage therapy visit?
Your massage therapist may request that you fill out a medical history form if it is required.
Afterwards your therapist will begin by asking you general questions about what areas you would like to have massaged, your current health symptoms and conditions – in order to determine if massage therapy is a suitable type of treatment for you.
Your massage therapist may perform an assessment to test and evaluate your condition, and to identify any problem areas.