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You will provide the space wherever you feel most comfortable in your home. Our massage therapists will bring everything needed for the session. We just need enough room to set up the table and a plug for music unless you would prefer to listen to your own!
Most massage tables are about 3 feet wide by 6 and 1/2 feet long. Having 2 feet or more on each side of the massage table is ideal to give the therapist room to move about. That is an area 7 feet wide by 10 and 1/2 feet long for each massage table that is needed.
For a couple’s massage service, the open space between the tables may be shared to maximize use of the space. If you need help moving something like a chair or small piece of furniture such as a coffee table, your therapist will be happy to help. Unless that therapist is having a bad day… then watch out! Just kidding! We like to keep things light… that includes the furniture we may need to move… just kidding again… but seriously. We like to help out as much as we can, but probably won’t have time to move a whole room or something like that.
Massage chairs fit just about anywhere, so that has never really been an issue. I feel like someone at some time will probably try to test this statement… hmmmm… massage therapists can sometimes appreciate a challenge.
If you are hosting an employee appreciation massage event or need more than 1 or 2 therapists working at the same time, check out our massage therapy events page. Fill out the form and let us know what’s going on and we will happy to work with you to figure all that stuff out.
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, gluts, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. Stomach massage is available when requested.
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; the various techniques or massage therapy modalities utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask your therapist any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Yes. That’s why it’s imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.
Tipping is not mandatory, but most people do tip the range of 15 – 25%. Nothing additional is expected, but if you do decide to be generous, gratuity may be given directly to your therapist(s) in cash. After some therapist and clients get to know each other and build their working relationship, cookies and other goodies are sometimes shared with the practitioners as well. 🙂