I thought massage therapy was just for relaxation?
Massage therapy is great for relaxation but its also super great for mobilization, chronic pain, injury rehabilitation and prevention, Just to name a few!
Will deep-tissue massage be painful?
No, it should not be painful. All massages are completely customized to you! This also means the pressure of a deep tissue massage is based on what you need. Please always keep communication open with your therapist and let them know if it hurts or if you just simply need less pressure.
Should I tell you if the massage feels too painful?
Yes - absolutely! While there can be some discomfort with a deep tissue or sports massage, it should never be painful. Please tell your therapist if the pressure is too much or if you have a tender spot.
Massage therapists are pretty good at noticing when you're uncomfortable and will adjust, but not everyone reacts the same and we always appreciate you telling us if you are uncomfortable.
Is it normal to bruise after a sports massage?
Sometimes bruising is a side effect of deep tissue and sports massage. If you bruise easily or if the pressure is too much, please tell your therapist. Please also communicate if you have a condition that causes bruising or are on blood thinners or specific medication.
What should I expect for my first appointment?
For your first appointment, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete intake paperwork and meet with your therapist. You and your therapist will review and discuss your form entries, massage expectations, and determine the style of massage that will work best for your sports and/or medical needs.
If you wish to fill out your forms beforehand, you can download the forms here.
Will I experience muscle soreness after the massage?
Yes, this is possible. During a deep tissue massage, your therapist is making the muscle relax by using significant pressure. The same way you feel sore after the gym is how you will most likely feel after a massage.
One thing that works great for me after a massage is an Epsom salt soak, however this will be different for everyone.
Please consult your doctor if you are concerned and/or wish to develop recovery plans based on your unique medical needs.
What should I wear for my massage appointment?
Please wear clothing that you are able to easily change in and out of. Most importantly, dress comfortably - we don't judge!
Do I have to get completely undressed?
It is recommended that you remove both shirt and pants if you are getting a full body massage. Women are also asked to remove their bra, as it takes away from your massage if we are having to work around clothing.
Of course, the therapist will step out of the room while you are getting undressed to give you complete privacy! You are welcome to leave underwear on if you are more comfortable that way or have a specific reason, however please know that your therapist will ALWAYS keep you covered with a sheet or blanket to make sure you are comfortable and modest.
Do you take walk-ins?
No, but we sometimes have same-day/last-minute appointments. Please call or text first, or book online, as an appointment is required.
What is required in order to reserve my appointment?
Your full name, email address, mobile number, and a credit or debit card on file is needed for all reservations.
What if I'm running late for my appointment?
We ask all clients to ALWAYS plan on arriving 5-10 mins early for any massage session. If you are late, we will get you on the massage table quickly, and you will get whatever time remains of the session you are paying for.
Just communicate with us if you are going to be late, and we'll see what we can do. Please understand, however, that we don't usually have wiggle room in our schedule.
If you are so late that you have to cancel, please see our cancellation policy.
If you are early and your therapist ends up taking you back a few minutes late, you'll still get the full time you booked.
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