Should I get a massage however I'm feeling?
No. Massage is incredibly beneficial for most people, but there are some medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. For this reason, we always ask you to fill out a health history form before your session, and ask general health questions. It's really important that you let us know about any treatment you are currently undergoing for a health condition. If need be, we may ask for a letter of approval from your doctor.
What should I do while I'm having a massage?
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she will either move you or ask you to move yourself. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. It's your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Don't hesitate to ask questions or give us feedback at any time.
How will I feel after massage therapy treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some find that they lose the long-term aches and pains developed from everday tension and activity. After a short period of sleepiness, it is like that you will feel more energetic, aware and productive for the next few days. Make sure to drink plenty of water after a massage, to help wash away toxins and replenish your muscles. You may have some initial soreness the next day, which will reduce if you get regular massages.
How effective is massage really?
Massage has been shown to help a variety of conditions. Here are a few links and resources with further information.
Why should I get massage on a regular basis?
Having a one-off massage is a wonderful treat, but to see long-term benefits, you need regular treatment. Getting a massage is like going to the gym. If you go once a year you are very unlikely to see any positive results, but frequent massage has proven long-term benefits for your body and wellbeing. If you have a chronic issue then we recommend regular massage to be able to deal with the problem.
Your questions about massage answered
Here are a few of the most common questions we get asked about massage. If you have any other questions, get in touch with us and we'll do our best to answer!