How Do I Get The Most Out Of My Massage?
Arrive early – take a couple of minutes to sit quietly to start slowing down the body and the mind. Communication is key – the more specific you can be about the intention of your session and insights into your individual history, the more tailored your treatment will be. And please speak up, let your therapist know if you’d like softer or harder pressure, if the room is too warm or cool, or if you have any other concerns during the session.
Breathe – Deep breathing helps to facilitate relaxation. It is common to stop or tighten your breath when having a sensitive area massaged. If you realize you are doing this, simply take a deep breath to move the energy through your body.
Hydrate – Make sure to drink plenty of water after the massage to help continue to flush toxins that were released during the session.
Massage works best over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond.
What Should I Wear For My Massage?
You can wear whatever type of clothing makes you feel the most comfortable. Many clients choose to not wear any clothing during their massage sessions. Each of our massage rooms has one table per room, so your session is very discreet. A warm blanket and sheet covers you during the massage and only the area being worked on is exposed.
Will I Be Sore After My Massage?
Depending on the type and depth of bodywork you receive, you might experience a bit of soreness in the day or two following your appointment. Taking a hot bath with Epsom salt or doing slow stretching will help ease the discomfort. And keep the water going…hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
How Often Should I Receive A Massage?
The answer varies greatly depending upon your health and reasons/goals for receiving massage. As a rule of thumb, if you are recovering from an injury or working with chronic pain, weekly sessions may be necessary for awhile to gain momentum in your healing. For those using massage as a preventive measure, once a month is appropriate. This should become more frequent in times of stress or illness.
What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
We appreciate your cooperation in notifying us at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel or change your appointment. Late cancels or no shows will be charged the regular session price. We thank you in advance for respecting this policy. Please call us at 319-538-5975 if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.