Commonly asked questions and answers Please note that your therapist can address any questions you may have at the time of your service.
QWhat body parts will be exposed? A Back, legs, feet, arms, hands, neck, shoulder and head. During a traditional massage you are always under a sheet and blanket. Your therapist will only uncover and expose the body part/area that is about to receive treatment. After your therapist is finished massaging that body part/area they will recover and move to another body part/area.
Q When I'm told to get undressed, what do I take off or leave on? A You should dress down to your comfort level. Which means getting fully undressed or leaving your underpants on. Whichever you feel most comfortable doing.
Q Are massages supposed to be painful? A NO. Massages are never meant to be painful. Sometimes an area might not feel so good to get massaged and even be a little uncomfortable. This is normal. When a muscle is over worked, over stretched or tight it might feel bruised or sore when your therapist is massaging it. If you feel pain, alert your therapist immediately so he or she can lessen their pressure. A painful massage can lead to nerve damage and chronic pain.
Q I received a massage and now I'm sore, is this normal? AYes. When you receive a massage your therapist is manipulating your muscles in a way that relaxes or releases them which can lead to relief from pain or stress, but leave some soreness. Soreness can last up to a few days.
Q Do I have to shave my legs? A No. Hair is a natural thing that everybody has, including your therapist. Therapists are used to massaging all types of legs, hairy or not. Their job is to pay attention to the muscle, not the hair.
Q I am getting over a cold and don't think I'm contagious anymore, can I get a massage? A It's not recommended. Most people won't be able to fully enjoy their massage because of coughing, sneezing or having a stuffy or runny nose. Also, massage forces circulation which can reinfect you and make you sick all over again. Plus, you don't want to risk getting your massage therapist sick.
Q Do massage therapist have to go to school to learn how to massage people? A Yes. Massage therapists have to attend a 500 hour minimum program if not more depending on the state and they have to pass a state board exam for their license. They are also required to take 25 hours of continuing education classes every 2 years in NC to keep their license.
Q Why do I have to fill out medical history paperwork for a massage? A It's required by the NC state board of massage therapy. If you have certain conditions, diseases or if you take certain medications massage can cause serious issues or be fatal. Your therapist is trained to know which medications, conditions and diseases are contraindicated with massage and will alert you if you need a doctor's note stating permission or if you just can't receive massages.
Q Will the hot stones burn me? A No. The therapist has to hold the stones the entire time, so they have to be cool enough to do so.
Q What if I fall asleep during the massage? A Then you'll wake up feeling amazing. It is actually a compliment to fall asleep during your massage. It means that you are comfortable enough with your therapist to completely relax.
Q Can I talk during a massage? AYes. Some people relax best by talking and others relax best by enjoying the quietness.
Q Should I shower before my massage? A It is recommended, but not required.
*It is important to note that if a person tries to intentionally expose themselves or make a sexual advance toward the therapist, the session will end immediately, they will be charged for the entire massage, they will no longer be welcomed and law enforcement will be notified.
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