FAQ

 

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions that are not answered here or if you would like clarification on any aspects of a massage session. We like to tell people, the way to get the best massage is simply to communicate with your therapist.

Q) Will the intake process/ consultation take time from my massage?

 

A) No, for us, the time you choose for your massage is the amount of hands-on time you will receive. We will schedule enough time to talk about your needs and expectations of the session. Please note that this is only guaranteed if you are on time for your appointment.

Q) What if I am late?

 

A) If you are more than 10 minutes late you may have less hands-on time so that we can end on time and be able to prepare for the next client. Please call or text as soon as you know you will be late.

Q) What should I wear for my massage appointment?

 

A) Comfortable clothing is always best to wear to a massage appointment mainly because it's also what you will be putting back on after the appointment. However, if you are coming from work or happen to be wearing something less than comfortable, that is absolutely fine.

 

For a standard massage you will be asked to undress to your comfort level. For many people this means disrobing completely, especially if massage needs to be done in areas where clothing will get in the way. Proper, professional draping techniques will be used to ensure your privacy and comfort throughout the session. Many people choose to leave on their undergarments, that is absolutely fine as well. This will always be up to you, the client, to choose what you are comfortable with. We can work around clothing and will always have your comfort as our highest priority. Always speak up with any massage therapist if you are ever uncomfortable with any draping or techniques.

If you have added full body stretching to your massage service we request that you wear comfortable, stretchable clothing to your session as you will be putting your clothes back on after the massage for the stretching portion.

If you are coming in for a Reiki session with no massage then you should wear something comfortable as you will not be taking your clothes off and will be likely laying in one position for up to an hour.

Q) What kind of oil/lotion do you use in your treatments?

 

A)  We use massage cream for your massage. We use a brand called Sacred Earth Botanicals. It is a vegan, organic, hypoallergenic, unscented cream that feels wonderful on the skin. We have found that with having to put your clothes back on after a massage, cream typically absorbs into the skin nicely and doesn't leave you with a greasy feeling. If you would prefer oil, we have that as well! Just let us know if you prefer oil!

Q) Do you use essential oils?

 

A) Yes! We love essential oils. We usually have diffusers going, and also like to use essential oils for inhalations throughout a treatment to bring your attention back to your breath. Please let us know if you have sensitivities to or just don't like any particular scent. As we get to know you we will make sure you always have a scent you love to help deepen your relaxation.

Q) Does it matter if my legs are shaved?

 

A) No!! Our focus is deeper than your leg hair! Only shave if it makes you feel nice for the massage, it doesn't matter to us at all. Body hair should never be a reason to not get a massage. 

Q) Do you talk during the session?/Is it ok to talk during a massage?

 

A) We believe the amount of conversation held during a massage session is completely up to the client. Many clients prefer a silent therapist in order to get completely relaxed. We have heard many complaints from clients about therapists who chatted their ear off the entire massage and left feeling less than relaxed. We understand that and will make sure that unless you'd like to talk, we will only ask you questions related to your body and the massage session.  If you like to talk during your session, we are totally cool with that. Some people find it's easier to relax if they are able to maintain light conversation. Many times clients will talk just a little bit to get comfortable with the therapist/situation and then are able to relax and become quiet. There may be times when we ask you to take a breath and focus on where we are working to better assist in the healing process. Never feel like you have to be quiet or keep a conversation going. As with all aspects of our therapeutic sessions, it's all about your comfort!

Q) Should we have our couples massage in the same room or separate rooms?

A) Because massage is very personal, some may choose to have that experience in separate rooms for a number of reasons. If one partner tends to fall asleep and snore and the other doesn’t, if one partner likes to chat and the other doesn’t, or if any preferences for one person may not support the therapeutic experience desired by the other, it may be wise to choose massage in side by side rooms, instead of side by side tables.