Frequently Asked Questions
How will massage therapy benefit me?
With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits. (Treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs.)
How often will I need treatments?
It can be quite individual and will depend on your goals. Some people only need a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regularly utilise manual therapy for both proactive and preventative healthcare.
Which regions of my body get massaged?
You will be asked what your goals are at the beginning of the session as well as any chronic problems that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet and hands.
Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?
Most people report feeling very relaxed and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However some people, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness, which may last a day or two. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.
I'm not sure I'm comfortable with a stranger touching me.
It is not uncommon for first-time clients to be apprehensive with the personal nature of massage therapy. Most clients lose this apprehension within the first few minutes of treatment. Massage therapists are trained professionals who respect your feelings and go out of their way to allow you to feel comfortable.
Do I have to take off all of my clothes?
Since your ability to relax and feel comfortable is key to the sucess of the treatment, the decision ultimately lies with you and you should remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing.
Traditional treatments work best administered directly to skin, without the barrier of clothing on the areas being treated. During a session you will be fully covered with a full sheet/blanket, and only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered at any given time. You will have complete privacy to undress and dress before and after the session.