Frequently Asked Question
These are the questions that our customers usually ask.
What should I expect on my first visit and What is included in the session time?
At your first visit you will fill out a brief intake form. Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first appointment. You will consult with your therapist and go over your history, concerns and any questions you may have, and your goals for the visit.
A session consists of massage, time for you to dress and undress, and time to communicate with the therapist to make your massage truly customized. Each time you visit an our studio it will be our goal to ensure each and every massage session you receive from us meets or exceeds your expectations.
During your session you should simply relax. Some people relax to the point of falling asleep while others remain awake and like to chat with their therapist. If your therapist needs help lifting your arm, or turning your head, they will let you know. Your therapist will check in to make sure you are comfortable with the pressure being used.
What does a massage therapist’s license or certification mean?
A license means that a massage therapist has met the requirements and paid the fee to legally practice massage in your city, county and/or state. To obtain a license, a massage therapist will usually have to complete a minimum number of training hours at an accredited or accepted school or training center and will have to undergo a full background check prior to receiving that license.
Each state has specific licensing and/or certification requirements for massage therapists.
What should I expect after the massage and How often should I receive a massage?
Directly after a massage some people feel increased energy but most people feel relaxed, sleepy, or even a bit dizzy. People sometimes feel soreness for a day or two, but this is normal. It is important to drink a lot of water, after your massage, in order to flush out the toxins that were released during your treatment.
For those who use massage as preventative care or to manage daily stress, one massage a month is common. Weekly sessions may be desirable if you are receiving massage for injury relief or to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering with your daily life. There are many people who incorporate massage therapy at least twice a month for optimal therapeutic relief.
Will I have to undress and Must I be completely undressed?
After a brief consultation with with your therapist, they will leave the room allowing you to undress and get comfortable on the table, under the top sheet. The therapist will return after you are situated. Other than the part of your body that is being worked on, you will remain draped at all times during the session.
You should undress to your desired level of comfort. About half of our clients prefer to be completely undressed, while the other half prefers to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.You will be properly covered or draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. No areas will be exposed without your consent. You should always let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable for any reason during your massage session.
How much should I tip?
Many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. We recommend you think of your massage therapist as you would a waiter in a restaurant.
Our therapists love what they do and your tip may reflect your appreciation for their service. We recommend tipping percentages be based on the full price of a regular massage, rather than the discounted price.