We are so glad that you have questions, and so glad we can help answer them for you! Here are a few we have been asked…
What should I expect at my first massage appointment?
At your first appointment we will spend some extra before your massage doing a thorough intake, so that we can understand exactly what a massage tailored to you looks like, as well as understanding specific issues that we may need to focus on.
Then when we are done talking, we will step out to give you privacy while you get settled on the massage table.
Will I have to get completely undressed to have a massage?
We allow people to get undressed to whatever their comfort level is, but there are a few state laws that we must follow. Genitalia must always be covered – no exceptions. We can, if you are comfortable with it, work on your gluteal area (that place that you sit on!), but it will be done through sheets. State law requires that female clients must have their breasts covered. Our practice is to treat all persons as equals, so we use breast drapes on all clients regardless of gender.
In general for the rest of the body areas, usually the entire body is draped except for the area that we are working on.
I am self-conscious about my body, do I need to have my entire body worked on?
There are a few important things to share about this question.
Firstly, you are always in charge of your body, whether it is what you are comfortable with, or what you want worked on. You will never be pressured or shamed here. We will always show respect for your decisions.
Secondly, regarding body image – the culture around us can put a lot of pressure on what we should look like, from pretty much every angle you can think of. That won’t happen here. We are licensed healthcare professionals who happen to believe that the human body is an amazing and wonderful thing. We are honored that you trust us with yours, and will only offer respect in return.
I have some health care issues. How do I know if massage is safe for me?
This is one of the many reasons we like to do a thorough intake. While many people with health conditions may safely receive massage, there are some that should not receive it. We are trained to help you walk through this, an if we feel that it would not be in your best interest to receive massage, we will tell you. Your well-being is our top priority.
How often do people usually get massage?
That all depends on the person and why they may be getting massage. Some people like to routinely get massage for general relaxation and well-being. Some people come to address a specific therapeutic issue and may come more often for a limited period of time. It is all up to you.
What about some of the other modalities that you offer? How do I know what those will be like?
We are always happy to discuss any modality that we offer that we think might be helpful for you, in addition to massage. If you have specific questions feel free to reach out on our contact form.
Have a question you don’t see here? Feel free to shoot us an email!