Frequently Asked Questions
Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a general health history sheet. Prior to your massage, the therapist will ask you some more specific questions to determine what areas need to be worked on, and if you have any specific conditions that need to be addressed. It is important to note that during the massage, your therapist may perform certain assessments or testing to see if you have any presenting conditions.
You should undress only to the level you are comfortable. Most people typically get completely undressed for a full body massage. However, if leaving your underwear on during the session will make you more comfortable, that’s okay. The therapist will work around your remaining clothes. It is important for you to be fully relaxed, to get the optimal benefit from your session.
It varies depending on the person and their situation. For occasional relaxation, once per month is pretty standard. If you are looking to address a specific condition, it is recommended that you go more frequently at first, and then gradually taper off to a maintenance schedule as your condition resolves. Frequency of treatment should be discussed with the therapist after your initial massage session.
Massage therapy can be used to help people of all ages and conditions. Some specific problems massage therapy can be used to assist with during the recovery process:
- Circulatory and Respiratory issues
- Post-injury and surgical rehabilitation
- Repetitive strain injury
- Headaches and migraines
- Inflammatory conditions such as Arthritis and Tendonitis
- Back pain
- Pregnancy discomfort
- Muscle and other soft tissue conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains