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Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy

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1.   What should I expect for my first massage visit with Relaxing Effects?

Your massage therapist will have you fill out a client intake/health history form. This form is for you to fill out any medical history, past/present injuries and any other physical conditions your therapist should be award of. Your therapist will review the form and if there is any conditions needing to be addressed your therapist will go over them with you and determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your therapist will inquire the reason(s) you are coming for a massage, your current physical condition and any specific areas you may be experiencing pain or would like addressed during your massage.Your therapist may perform certain assessments to evaluate your condition or level of pain.

2.   Who will perform my massage?

Your massage will be performed by a professional who is license and insure.

3.   What will I be wearing doing my massage?

Massage is traditionally applied to bare skin, because oil, cream, or lotion is being used. However, you are asked to undress to your comfort level, most therapist will ask you to undress down to your underwear.  Your therapist will leave the room for you to undress and you will be directed to get under a sheet so you may be drape properly during your session. While it may be eaiser to work without clothing, your therapist can work around clothing if this makes you feel more comfortable.

4.   What parts of my body will be massaged?

This depends on the lengthe of the session, what areas are being treated, and the client's comfort level. Your session could focus on single area if a injury is involved or if other areas of the body was affected by the injury, then is area would be focused on as well. If your massage is for relaxation then a full body massage could take place which could include your head, face, neck, shoulders, arms, legs and feet. The abdomen and glutes can be included are optional but can be included in your session.

5.   What do I do during my massage?

Make yourself comfortable and relax. Depending if your session is medical or just for relaxing,if your session is more medical the therapist may have you more active, having you adjust or change position. If your session is more for relaxation just close your eyes, breathe and relax. However, it is your session so do what makes you comfortable.

6.   Will my massage hurt?

Your massage should always be within your pain tolerance, so it should never hurt. Most massage therapist perform the traditional Swedish Massage, which is starts out calming the nervous system and gradually increasing pressure to work specific areas to relieve muscle tension.

7.   Where will my massage take place?

Your massage will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Usual light, soft music will be played to help you relax.

8.   How long will a massage session last?

An average full body session last 60 minutes, a 30 minute massage is good if you are having the therapist focus on a certain area, but for optiomal relaxation 60-90 minutes is what most people perfer.

9.   Why do you need to drink water after a massage session?

During your massage session there are alot of toxins more around, drinking water will allow you to expell those toxins, so the toxins do not set back into your muscle.


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