We get this question a lot! If you haven’t had a massage before, simply put, you don’t know. Luckily, for both you and your therapist, we ease you into the massage, and check in with you to make sure we are using the right amount of pressure for you. Remember that you are in control of the session! If at any point, our pressure goes past ‘it hurts so good,’ let us know! Every therapist has a different understanding of what light, medium, firm and deep mean to them. Also, our definition of firm may feel deep to you, and vice versa, so be sure to communicate with your therapist.
Each of us has come to practice massage in our very own way as a result of very different paths that brought us all together, in order to read our stories or to just learn more about us in general, check out our About Us page.
We DO NOT massage breasts or genitals.
We do, however, massage:
Glutes (through the sheet, and only when agreed to by the client)
Scalp (when requested or indicated)
Face (when requested or indicated)
Everyone has a different idea of what they ‘should’ take off for a massage, and therapists don’t seem to be very helpful when we say “undress to your comfort level,” but lucky for you we have a blog post about this very question here.
That euphoric feeling of relief you get after a massage is the whole point of getting one, right? The best way to help prolong the effects is to listen to your therapist. Each therapist has a different technique and therefore, different after-care instructions. Generally speaking,
Clear your day before and after receiving a massage so you can focus on your wellness
Prepare your body for the massage ahead of time: drink plenty of water the day before (and always), and relax yourself as much as possible before your therapist arrives
STAY AWAY FROM ALCOHOL 24-48 HOURS BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR MASSAGE
Stretch after your massage, especially your larger muscles (primarily on your legs)
Soak in epsom salt in order to prevent muscle soreness (for more information on soreness, click here)