New to massage? Below are a list of frequently asked questions that might interest you.
Just to name a few...
You will be asked to fill out a general health history from. I will ask you some follow up questions to establish what areas you would like me to focus on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and if massage is appropriate for you
Your massage should never be so uncomfortable that it causes you to hold your breath or clench your muscles. At most it should feel like your muscles are getting a good work out.
It's really up to you. Beyond a few initial questions I will remain silent during your massage. If conversation helps you to relax, by all means feel free to talk. I will respond.
If there is anything about the massage I can change to make you more comfortable (lighting, table heat or pressure) let me know right away.
You will be professionally draped at all times. Underwear can be on or off, it does not change the massage. Ladies - bra should be removed so the entire back is accessible.
If you have no major concerns and are just looking to relax, once or twice a month is fine.
If you have a specific condition being addressed, it's recommended that you go more often. How often depends on the severity of the condition. We will discuss this at the time of your service.
If you are sick or you feel like you are getting sick.
Ask you physician if massage is appropriate for you if you have any conditions like cancer, a heart condition or a complicated pregnancy.
You should feel very relaxed. If you have a deep tissue massage, you might feel sore the next day. Very much like a good workout at the gym. A hot shower or soak in the tub can help relieve this soreness.
Always drink plenty of water after your service to keep your tissue hydrated. Just a glass or two more then normal makes all the difference.
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612 E. Longview Dr. Appleton WI 54911
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