How long will a massage treatment last?
The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session.
What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Before a massage, you’ll complete a medical history form and be asked a few questions to assess your needs. And then it’s time to relax.
If I want a really deep massage shouldn't I see a male therapist?
No. It’s a matter of style, training, and therapist preference. Some therapists prefer not to give really deep sessions.
How often should I get a massage?
It varies from person to person. If you are just looking for some occasional relaxation, then a session every 3-6 weeks may be fine for you.
Will the massage hurt?
This depends on the type of massage and the depth of the strokes. A light, relaxing massage that doesn't probe deep into the muscles, shouldn't hurt.
What do I do during a massage treatment?
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she/he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed.
Do I have to cover myself with a sheet or towel?
This is known as draping and depends on the therapist and in some cases, the law. The vast majority of therapists will insist on draping.
How will I feel after my massage treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience a significant decrease or freedom from long-term aches and pains.
Do I have to be fully undressed for a massage?
Your massage therapist will direct you to undress to your underwear or a level that is comfortable for you. A towel is always used to maintain your modesty.
How many sessions will I need?
Honestly, it’s hard to say. Every person is unique and every condition is unique to each person. It may take one session or it may take several.