There are no dumb questions when it comes to your well-being
What should I wear during my massage?
You never have to feel uncomfortable during your massage.
Some people undress completely, others leave pants or underwear on, and others don’t undress at all. All of these are perfectly fine and you can get the full benefits of massage with any of them.
If you do choose to undress - know that your breast tissue, genitals, and gluteal cleft (butt crack) will remain covered at all times and will not be touched.
If you don’t want to undress at all, please wear loose fitting comfy clothes for maximum mellow.
Can massage help with pain? Is massage helpful?
Massage has the potential to completely transform your experience within your body! You can feel better, sleep better, experience less pain, have more fluid and easy movement, and be able to do daily tasks more comfortably. Massage also benefits the brain, hormones, digestion, skin, and emotions. Mayo Clinic has a nice article on the benefits of massage therapy. "Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever." (Mayo Clinic, Jan 12, 2021)
I've heard that therapeutic massage is painful, is the massage you offer painful?
We absolutely don't subscribe to the 'no pain - no gain' philosophy. As a matter of fact, we believe the opposite. We need to work therapeutically - but within a comfortable pain tolerance - so that the nervous system is able to monitor and respond positively to the work being done. Too much pain sends our nervous system into a 'fight-or-flight' response and cortisol is released into the system. The body is not able to heal and renew during this period. If we can work below the body's pain tolerance, even just below that, and approach tension areas gradually, the body can release little-by-little and greater healing can be accomplished in the session.
Do I need to choose a particular modality for my session?
All sessions include all services that we offer and would be therapeutic for the issue on which we're working. The only exception is that Craniosacral Therapy sessions include only Craniosacral. You may choose to exclude modalities you don't wish to receive, for example, some clients don't wish to have cupping or gua sha, because they don't want marks left on their skin. We will talk prior to your appointment, and you'll have time to ask questions, discuss the plan for your session, and let me know about any thing you'd like to avoid.
I tried to book with you, but I didn't find an appointment soon enough, and I'm in pain, what can I do?
If you're not able to find an appointment time available via our Book Now link, please do reach out to us via text or email to see if space is available on a particular day and/or time.
I have other questions that aren't listed here, what should I do?
Please feel very welcome to reach out to me by phone, email, or text to share your question and get answers. It is so important to feel comfortable, safe, and confident both prior to and during your session. I'm happy to help!