Frequently Asked Questions
How will a massage benefit me?
Massage is one of the healthiest and easiest ways to manage pain, tension, and stress. Practicing self-care can help people cope better with difficulties in daily living and has been shown to significantly reduce anxiety.
Why would I need more than one hour?
For the average person, a thorough full-body massage takes about 90 minutes. 60 minutes is suitable for general relaxation or focused work on a few specific areas (like back/ neck/shoulders). Athletes often require 2 hours.
What does "full-body" mean?
Full-body refers to the head neck, back, low back, hips, legs, feet, hands, arms, and shoulders. Whether some or all of these areas are included depends on individual preference and how much time is available. We do not work on or near the stomach, breasts, or genitals. Most sessions incorporate a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, active and passive stretching and reflexology techniques.
What type of lotion/oil is used?
Biotone Massage Creme with arnica and ivy extracts, which is a non-irritating professional therapy product.
What measures are taken to avoid hygiene issues?
Exposed surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized using an environmentally friendly cleaner.
New linens are used for each session.
Should I tip?
Tipping is always appreciated...but the best way to show your appreciation is with positive reviews, referrals and repeat business!
When do I undress?
After the table is set up, the therapist will step out of the room so that you may disrobe in privacy and lie on the table under the sheet.
Am I supposed to remove all clothing?
Undress to your comfort level . Some people wear shorts or undergarments, others do not. During the massage, you are covered by a sheet or towel. Only the area being massaged will be uncovered. Private areas always remain covered and will NOT be massaged.
For those who prefer to remain fully clothed, a chair, reflexology, or thai massage may be an ideal alternative.
I might fall asleep!
It is very common and nothing to be self-conscious about. In fact, it is a good sign that your mind is at ease and you are fully relaxed.
Will it be awkward if we don't chat during the massage?
Not at all. You are welcome to give feedback, ask questions or make conversation but feel free to close your eyes, breathe deeply, and relax.
The pressure isn't right, but I don't want to seem rude or picky. What should I do?
Communicate. Whether you prefer firm or gentle pressure, a massage should ultimately feel good.
When deep layers of muscle or extremely tight areas are worked you may be asked for feedback to ensure that the pressure is not uncomfortable.A good rule of thumb: on a scale of 1-10 where 1=no pain and 10=extremely painful, the pressure should never be more than 7.
It is not necessary for massage therapy to hurt to be effective. In fact, remaining tense and holding your breath due to excessive pressure can cause muscles to seize up.
Some of the most effective types of massage therapy do not involve deep pressure or pain.
Always be sure to speak up if:
The room is too hot or too cold
You experience pain
You have any questions related to the massage
You need to use the restroom
There's something you forgot to mention in the consultation
Are there circumstances where a massage would not be a good idea?
Consult your primary healthcare professional before receiving a massage if you have been treated for a recent injury or illness, are pregnant, or are currently involved in physical therapy of any kind.
Please note that it is not possible for a massage therapist to cover all possible prohibitive conditions with each client. If you are aware of any conditions that might contraindicate a massage, please provide this information before the session is conducted.
What hours are available?
We offer appointments 10am-8pm. To accommodate requests outside this timeframe an additional fee will apply.
Swedish Massage incorporates light to medium pressure strokes designed to induce relaxation, improve circulation, and address minor aches and pains from everyday stress. Excellent for detoxification and promoting a general feeling of health and well-being.
Deep Tissue Massage uses the same strokes as Swedish, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on specific areas. Deep tissue massage is especially helpful for chronically stiff necks, tight lower backs, and sore shoulders; and works by physically breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement.
Trigger Point Therapy involves the direct application of pressure in a rhythmic pattern to specific trigger points. Trigger points, also known as knots, cause pain that can radiate and refer pain and tenderness to other areas of the body. Trigger points are very often the cause of headaches.
Sports Therapy incorporates stretching, deep pressure and vigorous strokes to increase blood flow to key muscle groups, aiding in muscle conditioning. Some sports massage movements use Trigger Point therapy to break down adhesions (knots in the muscles) and increase range of motion.
Thai Bodywork combines yoga stretches, muscle massage, and stimulation of meridians using acupressure and manipulation of body joints. Some techniques require therapists to use their feet, elbows, and knees in addition to their hands. Usually performed with the client on the floor wearing loose fitting clothing. Benefits include increased mobility, circulation, muscle relaxation, mind and body concentration and body detoxification.
Reflexology balances the nervous system by working reflex zones through acupressure points on the hands and feet. These points stimulate the energy meridian lines and organs throughout the body; promoting relaxation, healing, detoxification and general wellness.
Chair Massage has been proven to improve spirits and performance in the office and reduce sick days. It also is a great way to draw crowds and leave lasting impressions at an event. Chair massage is performed in 5 to 20 minute sessions in a specially designed massage chair. This convenient modality is done through the clothing. It focuses on key tension areas, such as the back, neck, shoulders and arms.
Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils to help you with a wide variety of needs including relaxation, headache relief, sleep improvement and congestion relief.
Pregnancy Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate discomfort and promote a sense of well-being. During a pregnancy massage (also called prenatal or maternity massage) pillows are used to keep the mother positioned safely and comfortably as she lies on her side. She will be draped with a sheet and only the body part that is being worked will be exposed.
Couples Massage pampers you and a loved one with a side-by-side massage performed by two therapists (please call to schedule). A single therapist can also provide back-to-back massages.
Why Mobile Massage?
Nutrition + Physical Activity + Massage = fundamentals of self-care.
Many people want to improve their health and well-being but can't fit regular visits to the spa into already busy schedules.
Some consider massage an occasional luxury, or wait until they are in real pain to seek treatment.
Regular massage therapy can help to manage stress and tension, which adversely affect your body and overall health.
Mobile massage sessions take traditional therapy to a new level by bringing the benefits of massage to you.
Receiving treatment in a comfortable and familiar environment not only provides a convenient and competitively-priced alternative to day spa and salon appointments, but it also promotes relaxation, which can help prolong the beneficial effects.
Swedish massage at home creates a relaxing and peaceful, environment.
Chair massage at the office improves morale and increases productivity.
Sports therapy at home gives athletes more free time to spend training.
Pregnancy massage at home is ideal for new mothers and mothers-to-be.
Deep Tissue massage treatments make home a place where healing occurs.
Experience the blissful feelings of a quality massage in your own space and keep those positive associations within reach!
More advantages of in-home massage:
Safe, upscale, reliable service from nationally certified, licensed and insured therapists
Genuine care and unrushed appointments
Every session tailored to your specific needs
Competitive and straightforward pricing
Evening and weekend availability
Top of the line professional massage table, linens, and lotions
Benefits of Massage
Increase immune function
Boost mental health and wellness
Improve physical fitness
Relaxes tense muscles
Increases range of motion
Reduces stress and anxiety
Stimulates energy flow
Balances the Nervous System
Enhances the Immune System
Massage Therapy is recommended for:
Muscle pain and stiffness
Sports injuries and Recovery
Neck, shoulder and lower back pain
Muscle Sprains and Strains
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ankle and foot pain
Arm & Leg Problems
Depression and anxiety
Female health issues including:
Cellulite and Swelling
Pre Menstrual Syndrome
Pre and Post Natal Stress
Pregnancy muscle discomfort
Massage has many preventative advantages as well as being a therapeutic remedy.
Enhance your health and improve your well-being with in home massage treatment!