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  • Why is Massage beneficial to a healthy life style?
    improve detoxification of musculature—easing tension, stiffness and pain ​ alleviate or reduce neck, shoulder, back and other bodily pain and improve range of motion and joint flexibility. ​​ help athletes at all levels prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts ​​ exercises and stretches weak, tight, or atrophied muscles by relaxing and softening injured, tired, and overused muscles; helping to reduce or eliminate spasms and cramping. ​​ help reduce the discomfort and pain of rheumatoid arthritis ​​ enhance the body's immune system by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system ​​ improve breathing—assisting in increased oxygenation of the blood ​​ pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs—improving circulation ​​ help enhance mental and physical well-being—improving alertness and performance in all daily activities help reduce fatigue and listlessness ​​ release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller ​​ help alleviate pain in migraine and cluster headache suffers ​​ reduce the painful effects of gout ​​ reduce the potential for varicose veins ​​ reduce pregnancy related pain and discomfort ​​ reduce the discomfort and pain of chronic diseases such as heart, autoimmune, myofascial and carpal tunnel syndrome, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Raynaud's, diabetes, osteoarthritis and hypertension ​​ improve the condition of the body's largest organ... the skin—by helping to replenish its natural oils, keeping it moist and supple ​​ create a sense of relaxation and well-being by reducing mind and bodily stress—aiding in improved sleep patterns and decreased sleep disturbance ​​ help to lessen depression and anxiety caused by stress
  • What happens at the first appointment?
    ​At your first appointment you will be required to complete a ‘health history’ form. Please arrive 10 minutes early in order to have time to complete this information thoroughly and without being rushed. Or click here to print the form and complete it ahead of time.We will then spend about 10 minutes discussing your current symptoms and goals for your massage therapy treatments. Some of the questions that I will ask you during our interview may seem unrelated to massage, however, please realize that the body is complex in its connections and that often something may seem unrelated when in actuality it is connected to the cause of your symptoms.It is my job to thoroughly assess the puzzle pieces in order to plan your treatments most effectively. It is also my responsibility to modify your treatments in cases of contraindications or safety concerns, so a thorough inventory of your health is crucial in allowing me to provide you with the best care possible.During our interview I will also be assessing your posture, the quality of your movements and may perform specific physical tests with you to help me clarify the potential causes of your pain. Please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have during this time.
  • Can a single massage therapy session “fix” me?
    There’s no definite answer to this question – clients vary with different ailments, some chronic, some intermittent. The therapies to alleviate these conditions varies as well. ​ Many clients have walked away from a single massage therapy sessions feeling immediate relief, others have felt a physical improvement from their massage session the next day or a few days later, and some clients have required a series of regularly scheduled massage therapy sessions in order to notice significant improvements. ​ It’s important to speak with your massage therapist about your ailments and your expectation, so they can help you understand the benefits they anticipate you’ll receive and how soon you can expect those benefits from your massage therapy treatments. While it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether you want a single session or a series of sessions, if you plan to return more frequently you can take advantage of discounted series packages or a monthly Spa Club membership. ​
  • Cost of a full body massage?
    The cost of a full massage varies usua
  • Do I need to get undressed for my treatment?
    Depending on the primary techniques that I choose to use, you may or may not need to undress. For techniques that require the application of oil or lotion, direct skin contact, being undress is ideal. You will be asked to undress to your comfort level, and you may choose to wear underwear or not. I will leave the room to give you privacy while you undress, and get on the treatment table, covering yourself with a sheet and blanket. I will then knock before I re-enter the room. I undrape only the area being worked on – your modesty is maintained throughout your treatment.
  • Do you only treat people dealing with chronic pain?
    No! Though my focus is on providing chronic pain relief, I also work with people recovering from acute and sub-acute injuries from either work or play. As well, I help people who are receiving massage therapy as a part of their healthcare for maintenance of wellness and stress reduction. I would be happy to talk to you about how I might be able to help you. Give me a call at (443)402-6800 and receive a complimentary phone consultation!
  • How long is a massage therapy session?
    90 minute massage is a common session length, though sessions are available in 60 minute massage, 75 minute massage, or 2hour duration. Longer treatments give more time for your body and mind to unwind and allow me plenty of time to thoroughly address the ‘issues in your tissues’! During shorter sessions, I will be very specific in where I focus your treatment. I will provide relevant home-care education and exercises with each appointment regardless of length. Session times include assessment, hands-on treatment and self-care education.
  • What Massage Therapy Technique Would Work Best for Me?
    The technique that works best for you depends on how you’re feeling when you come in for your massage therapy treatment. Unlike other places that charge extra for advanced massage techniques like deep tissue or sports massage , I chosen not to. The only thing that clients need to worry about is how long they want their massage therapy session to last. Everything else, including what techniques are used to treat each client, is left up to your massage therapist to decide after you have communicated with them what kind of problems you’re having. You can always request a specific type of massage, in which case we’ll suggest a therapist who specializes in that technique.
  • If I am sick with a cold or flu, should I still come to my appointment?
    If you are in the early and most contagious stage (first 48-72 hours) of a cold or flu, please do NOT come in for your session. Please phone or email me to cancel with as much notice as possible, so that I may be able to fill the spot with a client on my wait-list. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful consideration of this matter. Please note, my cancellation fee will not be charged for last minute cancellations that are due to illness.
  • Can massage therapy help with posture-related issues?
    Yes, massage therapy can help improve posture by releasing tension in muscles, reducing stiffness, and increasing flexibility. Our therapists can incorporate targeted techniques to address specific postural imbalances and promote better alignment.
  • Do you offer massage therapy for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction?
    Yes, we offer specialized massage techniques to address TMJ dysfunction and related jaw pain, including intraoral massage and manual therapy to release tension in the jaw muscles and improve jaw mobility.
  • Can I receive a massage if I have sunburn or skin irritation?
    It's generally best to avoid massage therapy if you have sunburn or significant skin irritation, as massage may exacerbate discomfort or cause further irritation. We recommend waiting until your skin has healed before scheduling a massage.
  • How can I pay for my massage appointment?
    We accept various payment methods, including credit/debit cards, cash, and sometimes mobile payment options. Payment is typically due at the time of service unless you've purchased a prepaid package, gift certificate or using a FSA (Flex Spending Account) / (HSA) Health Savings Account in which a invoice is created and sent to you for receipt of the massage session.
  • Can I request a specific pressure level during my massage?
    Yes, you can communicate your preferred pressure level (e.g., light, medium, firm, deep) with your massage therapist before and during your session. The Therapist will adjust their techniques accordingly to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.
  • Are there any age restrictions for receiving a massage?
    While massage therapy is suitable for individuals of all ages, minors typically require parental consent and supervision during the session. Additionally, some massage techniques may not be suitable for young children or individuals with certain medical conditions.
  • Do you offer massage therapy for pregnant women in their first trimester?
    We generally recommend waiting until the second trimester to begin prenatal massage therapy. . Please consult with your healthcare provider before scheduling a prenatal massage.
  • How can I extend the duration of my massage session?
    If you're enjoying your massage and would like to extend the duration of your session, simply let your therapist know, and they can adjust the appointment accordingly, subject to availability and scheduling constraints.
  • Can massage therapy help with digestive issues or bloating?
    Yes, massage therapy can help promote digestion, alleviate bloating, and reduce discomfort associated with digestive issues by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and improving circulation to the digestive organs.
  • Can I receive a massage if I'm undergoing cancer treatment?
    Massage therapy can be beneficial for individuals undergoing cancer treatment, but it's essential to consult with your healthcare provider and inform your massage therapist about your medical history and treatment plan to ensure a safe and appropriate massage experience.
  • What qualifications do your massage therapists have?
    Massage therapists are highly qualified professionals with certifications and licenses in massage therapy. They undergo extensive training and continuing education to ensure they provide safe, effective, and personalized massage treatments to our clients.
  • Do you offer corporate massage services for businesses?
    Yes, we provide corporate massage services for businesses looking to promote employee wellness and productivity. Our therapists can set up on-site chair massage sessions at your workplace, offering quick and rejuvenating massages to employees during breaks or special events.
  • Can massage therapy help with stress and anxiety?
    Yes, massage therapy is known to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation, improving mood, and reducing muscle tension. Many clients find that regular massage sessions help them manage stress more effectively and feel more balanced overall.
  • Is it normal to feel sore after a massage?
    It's not uncommon to experience some mild soreness or discomfort after a massage, especially if it was a deep tissue or targeted treatment. This is usually temporary and should subside within a day or two. Remember to drink plenty of water after your massage to help flush out toxins and promote muscle recovery.
  • Can massage therapy help with insomnia or sleep issues?
    Yes, massage therapy can help promote better sleep by reducing stress, easing muscle tension, and inducing a state of relaxation. Many clients report improved sleep quality and duration following regular massage sessions.
  • Are there any contraindications for receiving a massage?
    While massage therapy is generally safe for most people, there are some contraindications to consider, such as certain medical conditions, injuries, or medications. It's essential to inform your massage therapist of any health concerns or conditions you have before your session to ensure a safe and effective treatment.
  • Can massage therapy help with chronic pain conditions?
    Yes, massage therapy can be beneficial for managing chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, pelvic or lower back pain. Our therapists can use specialized techniques to help alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall well-being.
  • Can I request additional services like aromatherapy or hot stone massage?
    Absolutely! I offer a variety of add-on services such as aromatherapy, hot stone massage, and reflexology to enhance your massage experience. Just let the massage therapist know your preferences when booking your appointment.
  • How often should I schedule a massage for optimal benefits?
    The frequency of massage therapy depends on your individual needs and goals. Some clients benefit from weekly sessions for ongoing maintenance, while others may prefer less frequent appointments. I can help you create a customized treatment plan based on your needs.
  • Are your massage oils and lotions hypoallergenic?
    Yes, we use high-quality hypoallergenic oils and lotions in all of our massage treatments. If you have specific allergies or sensitivities, please let us know so we can accommodate your needs.
  • Do you offer special promotions or discounts?
    Yes, we frequently offer special promotions, discounts, and package deals on our massage services. Be sure to check our website or follow us on social media for the latest offers and updates.
  • Do you offer massage packages or memberships?
    Yes, we offer massage packages and membership options for those who want to enjoy regular massages at discounted rates. Please inquire about our current offers and membership benefits.
  • How can I prepare for my massage appointment?
    To get the most out of your massage experience, we recommend arriving a few minutes early to fill out any necessary paperwork and allowing yourself time to relax before your session. Additionally, you may want to avoid eating a heavy meal or consuming alcohol immediately before your appointment.
  • How long are your massage sessions?
    Massage sessions typically last between 45 minutes to 180 minutes, depending on the type of massage you choose and your preferences.
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