Massage Questions

Massage Questions
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Aug 2015
How Much Clothing Should I Keep On For My Massage?
  • All Ripple therapists will spend at least 5 minutes with you before your initial consultation to go over any concerns that you may have.
  •  Does your health care fund cover our treatments?The majority of extended healthcare plans cover registered massage therapy treatments. So the question then becomes “How much coverage do I have?” The answer to this is in your specific insurance policy. Please note however not all therapists can offer health care rebates so be sure to double check at your time of booking should you wish to claim. There is more information on health fund rebates here.
  • If you want to make sure your therapist doesn’t talk during the massage, before your session starts say, “I’m so tired. I’m hoping I’ll fall asleep during this.” Works every time.
Body Scrub During Massage
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
After Massage Care
  • Ripple loves making our clients happy and the girls in the office are very friendly, as are our therapists. so please ask away. We are more than happy to answer any of your massage questions. The number is 0438 567 906 or email [email protected]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ripple Massage
Ali Saoirse is the owner of Ripple Massage, Day Spa And Beauty, that is a mobile massage and beauty service in Australia. Operating for over 12 years, Ripple creates your own private day spa in your home or hotel. Ali is passionate about doing one thing well, making people happy and delivering a great