What to expect
If you've never had therapeutic massage before, here's what to expect:
- Let your therapist know of any medical conditions you may have, or any specific pain you want addressed, or other issues you may be having.
- Your Therapist leaves the room while you get comfortable. Lay on the massage table under the sheet provided. (Lay on your stomach unless directed otherwise.)
- Your therapist will knock on the door, and ask if you're ready, and then commense with the massage therapy.
Will I have to undress?
- It's mostly about your comfort and modesty, however most people get therapeutic massage in their underwear.
- Any good massage therapist is sensitive to modesty and will insure you're kept covered when it's time to roll over, etc.
After a massage, it's highly recommended that you drink a bit more water than you normally do. Massage releases toxins from your skin and muscles which need to be flushed.
Will I feel better soon after?
Depending on what's been done, most of the time, the next day you may feel a little achy. This is normal, and it goes away. If you came in because of muscle pain, you usually feel much better the second day after. At some times in our lives it's necessary to receive massage therapy weekly so our muscles can get properly stretched.
What if the massage hurts?
Say "Ouch!". Often if your muscles are tight and sore, your massage may be a little more uncomfortable. Tell your therapist of any problem areas beforehand. A good massage therapist will usually already know what's hurting you, and will be delicate about those problem areas. That said, some degree of discomfort is often necessary, but the point is to verbalize how you're feeling. If it's completely unbearable to you simply say: "Stop! - That's too painful!", and we will move on.
It's just one area that needs it!
If you're having trouble with some muscle soreness in one area, at times people expect the entire session should be devoted to that. When muscles are sore, your body tries to compensate using other surrounding muscles, which then makes them sore as well! Often muscles opposite or diagonal to the primary muscle group are affected. A proper massage covers all four limbs, your shoulders and your back. The primary location of your soreness will be addressed to the extent necessary to aid in it's recovery, (too much direct massage can actually hinder recovery). Therefore, all major areas of your body will be individually assessed and given the appropriate therapeutic massage.
Can you come to my home instead?
By all means Yes! Poolside, deck, your office, or even your living-room! We naturally charge a bit more to come there. (Prices discussed at time of booking.)