Massages | FAQ Who can benefit from Massage? Women and men alike-everyone with a body and a mind!! Anyone who is not under a doctor’s direct care as a result of an accident or other physical condition can consider massage (unless your doctor approves massage as part of your physical therapy). For those who are not active, massage can stimulate the muscles and tissues of the body and will force toxins through and out of the system. For those who are active, massage is an essential form of keeping the musculo-skeletal system in optimum condition. What are the benefits of a massage of bodywork? Massage can relieve painful and tight muscles, cleanse tissues, help eliminate wastes and toxins, ease stress by releasing endorphins, delay the aging process, strengthen the immune system, increase circulation, release constricted muscles and tissue, circulate collagen to soften skin, help to eliminate fluid retention, bring life to soft injured tissue, relieve headaches, help with insomnia, reduce scar tissue after surgery increase joint flexibility improve posture and overall sense of well-being. Massage is an invaluable part of your health care regiment. Are there different types of massages? There are numerous types of massages that use different techniques. We can customize massages to your needs. Where will my massage or bodywork session take place? You will lie on massage table especially designed for you comfort in quiet room with soft music plating to help you relax. Must I be completely undressed? You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe? NO. The practitioner will leave the room while your undressing and getting on the table. When you are on the table cover yourself with clean sheets or towel. What parts of my body will be massaged? A typical full-body massage will include work on your head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, feet, glutes and back. What should i do during the massage? Close your eyes and completely relax. Feel free to ask any questions regarding the session. Communicate if you need more or less pressure. Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable? YES. That’s why is very important that you answer few general health questions and inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. IF you are under a doctor’s care-depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.