For instance, massage therapy can easily be done when you are lying on your side, or semi-seated, if your pain prevents you from being on your stomach or back. Please let our team know what you feel is comfortable.
Many people just close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s your time, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
What If I Am Sick For My Massage?
If I am sick with a cold or flu, should I cancel my appointment?
If you are in the early and most contagious stage (first 48-72 hours) of a cold or flu, please do not let us come in for your session.
Please phone or email our booking team to cancel with as much notice as possible.
As massage can have a strong effect on the body, if you are sick, the massage may just intensify your symptoms. Take some time to get over your illness and then simply rebook with us.
Do I Need A Doctor’s Referral?
No. Although many physicians refer patients for massage therapy treatments, massage therapists are primary health care providers who assess and treat people independently.
How Long Should I Stay On The Massage Table?
How long before I get up when my massage is finished?
Massage and body work can be profoundly relaxing, affecting all your body’s systems.
Give yourself a moment to re-orient before slowly getting up from the massage table. After a session, most people feel very relaxed.
Many experience freedom from aches and pains that have built up over months of tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience an increase in energy, and greater productivity which can last for several days.
Since toxins are released from your tissue during a massage, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water following your massage.
What Can I Expect After A Massage?
- Following a massage, it is possible to have some soreness for 24-48 hours, similar to the sensation experienced after a good workout. This is a normal response within the body when circulation and resulting detoxification is increased, and muscles have been worked.
- You will likely feel subtle shifts occurring over the following days as well. Some examples are:
- Pain relief – less intensity and frequency of the pain in various areas of your body
- Easier mobility when walking and moving in your daily life
- Deeper sleep patterns
- Constipation or other digestive concerns may subside
- Stress, irritability and anxiety levels may lessen
- Energy levels may feel increased
- Just like exercise, the benefits of massage increase with regular treatments. As your overall body awareness is enhanced, you may find that you experience deeper relaxation and amazing benefits in overall wellness with each massage therapy session that you have.