Q: How often should I receive a massage?
A: This depends on your personal goals or needs. If you are looking to use massage as a way to manage your pain and stress anywhere from weekly-monthly massage is recommended.
Q: How much time should I allow in my schedule for my massage?
A: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to check in with your massage therapist before she begins your massage. She will want to know your health history, current aches/pains/problem areas, and if you had any specific requests. You should plan by adding a minimum of 30 minutes to the amount of time that you have scheduled with your therapist. After your massage you will need a few minutes to check out, refresh and hydrate before you leave the spa. You are also welcome to grab a cup of coffee, a snack, a good book and a nook in our lounge to relax after your massage. We'd love for you to stay awhile!
Q: How will I feel after my massage?
A: The immediate stress relief and relaxation that you feel will last through the end of the day. Some of the tension in your muscles will be released, however the release of this tension may cause the toxins and buildup of acids that have been trapped in your muscles to release into your blood stream. This can cause your muscles and body to feel a soreness comparable to the soreness experienced after exercise and in rare occasions may cause nausea. The relief that you feel may last anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks depending on your condition, stress level, and day-day life. You should return for your next massage just before the tension returns.
Q: What are some benefits of receiving a massage?
- increased circulation
- increased joint mobility
- stress relief
- lowers levels of cortisol in the body
- detoxifies the muscles
- relieves headaches
- rejuvenates the skin
- lowers blood pressure
- reduces the risk of heart disease/heart attack
- speeds recovery from exercise/muscle fatigue