Frequently asked questions:
When I’m asked to undress to my “level of comfort”, what does that really mean?
During a massage you are generally nude underneath a towel or sheet. The therapist uncovers only the part of the body he/she is working on, a technique called draping. If the nudity gets you out of your comfort zone, you can keep your underwear on, and many newcomers do.
How much time should I plan for a 60-minute session?
When you arrive for your massage, you will be asked to complete a form regarding your general health and specific physical issues. Your massage therapist will discuss these details with you and answer any questions you may have. The massage will last a full 60 minutes, and after that, your massage therapist will talk with you again regarding the results of the massage or any further advice that could help with your individual needs. The total time you spend at The Healing Spirit Center is about 90 minutes for a 60-minute massage.
Are there any reasons why I should not have a massage?
There are certain situations in which a massage is not recommended, and that’s why it is very important that you inform your massage therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, we ask that you have had a conversation with your doctor about the safety of having a massage or bodywork. Depending on the your specific condition, approval from your doctor may be needed.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed, and some people experience an immediate relief from aches and pains developed from stress or repetitive physical motions. After an initial feeling of deep relaxation, people may experience increased energy! Everyone should drink plenty of water after their massage because toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, and staying hydrated will help avoid sore muscles.