Frequently Asked Questions
How many times will I need to be treated?
Every person and situation is different and therefore it's impossible to give an exact number of treatments needed. 3-4 treatments are recommended to see if massage will be able to help a chronic condition.
How often is it safe to get massages?
I would get a massage everyday if I could! Usually once a week is recommended.
How long will one massage treatment last?
Massage treatments are usually 1 hour in length, although 90 minute treatments are also available.
Which regions of my body will be massaged?
My treatments are holistic in nature and look to treat the source of problems and not just symptomatic areas. Therefore distant areas of the body may be treated during a treatment for neck issues. The client's safety and comfort level are always top priority. My number one rule is that clients must feel safe.
Are there any adverse reactions or restrictions to Massage treatments?
Massage treatments are non-invasive, natural, and relaxing. It is considered a safe treatment for most.
That said, there are three situations where Massage may be limited:
Medical, when massage can only be performed after a medical consent has been granted.Local, when massage can be performed, but not over any affected areas. Total, when massage shouldn’t be performed at all.Are there any adverse reactions or restrictions to Massage treatments? Massage treatments are non-invasive, natural, and relaxing. It is considered a safe treatment for most. That said, there are three situations where Massage may be limited: Medical, when massage can only be performed after a medical consent has been granted.
Local, when massage can be performed, but not over any affected areas.
Total, when massage shouldn’t be performed at all.
The practitioners here at the center have put these restrictions in place to protect your well-being and health. Thank you for taking them as seriously as we do.
If you have any of these conditions, please do not schedule a massage.
• Skin disease
• Acute injuries or recent operations
• Under the influence of alcohol or drugs which include prescription pain medication
• Contagious diseases, such as the flu or cold
The therapist may massage, but not over areas that are affected by:
• Inflammation, including arthritis
• Undiagnosed pain
• Undiagnosed bumps or lumps
• Varicose veins
If you happen to have any of the following conditions, massage may only be done once it has been approved by a physician, before your session.
• Gynecological infections
• Bell’s palsy, pinched or trapped nerves
• Angina, Heart problems, those with pacemakers
• Psychotic or nervous conditions
• High blood pressure
• Eczema or Psoriasis
• Any condition that is being treated by a medical practitioner
• Cardiovascular conditions such as heart conditions, hypertension, thrombosis or phlebitis
Does having any of these conditions mean that treatment cannot happen?
Not always. In truth, massage can be quite therapeutic for most medical conditions. Although, in the cases above, it is always best to seek advice from your doctor first. Massage therapists, unless they happen to be qualified doctors, cannot under law attempt to diagnose any conditions.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact us for more information.