Massage Session FAQ’s

This is my first massage ever… What should I expect?

You will be greeted by your therapist, who will then ask you to fill out a bit of paperwork and then have a brief consultation to determine what your goals are for the session. You will then be shown into the treatment room where there is a restroom, massage table, bench, and wall hangers for your use. You will be left to undress to your level of comfort and get onto the table under the sheets. It is not necessary to undress completely. Many clients choose to leave their underwear on. Once you are ready, your therapist will re-enter the treatment room and begin your massage session. At the conclusion of your massage your therapist will exit the treatment room allowing you to get dressed and meet them in the reception area.

During your massage you will be covered by a sheet and blanket other than the area being massaged. Your therapist will check in with you a few times to make sure the pressure being used is comfortable for you. If anything is ever painful please tell your therapist! The amount of pressure and techniques used can easily be adjusted.

This is YOUR time…

Your position, table temperature, music, and aromatherapy can be adjusted at any time for your optimum comfort.

Allow roughly 15 minutes in addition to your session time for your consultation and getting undressed/dressed.

Should I leave a tip?

While it is a wonderful way to show your therapist that you appreciate their service, gratuity is completely up to your discretion. Our therapists love what they do, and will never expect that you should tip them.

How often should I get a massage?

The recommended schedule for you will vary depending on the goals for your treatment.

Once or twice a month is usually recommended for continuous benefits to be enjoyed from massage therapy. However, if you are trying to resolve an issue, once a week or more may be optimum.

Can I get a massage if I am pregnant?

For the majority of expecting moms, the answer is a resounding YES! There are exceptions to almost every rule, and high risk pregnancies are where caution should be used and doctor’s permission granted before proceeding with getting a massage. Some feel getting a massage during the first trimester of pregnancy is contraindicated. There are numerous articles published on this subject, and the best advice we can give is that if you are uncomfortable with it, don’t do it…or have a conversation with your doctor to help you make the decision to massage or not to massage.