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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
How should I prepare for my session?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in the familiar surroundings of your Fort Collins area home. During the massage you will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

How should I prepare for my session?
Your therapist will require a clear floorspace of about 4'x6' to work in. You may need to prepare that area ahead of time. Otherwise, you need do nothing else. Feel free to have a glass of tea,  or just sit and relax while you wait for your therapist to arrive and set up. If you wish, you may download and fill out the Client Intake Form, and for your first appointment, the Client Screening Form. Your therapist will arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of your appointment time to set up and review the information on your Client Intake Form.  Your therapist will need access to a restroom in order to wash up before and after your session.

Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed, draped with a sheet; the body part being worked on will be the only part of you exposed. However, you should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly adn securely draped (covered) during the entire session. During a sports massage session, it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing which allows you unrestricted movement. 

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with the clean sheet provided by your therapist.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped (covered) at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, face, neck, and shoulders.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We will discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down and relaxed, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity and clairty of thought which can last for days.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.  Review the clinical research studies examining the benefits of massage.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why before you begin your session, the practitioner will ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

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