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Answering Your Questions

People often have many questions about massage, especially if they have never gotten a massage before. Below we answer many of those questions so you can be more comfortable before and during your massage.

Frequently Asked Massage Questions

What should you not do during a massage?

Don’t be on the phone checking texts and emails, and don’t forget to turn your ringer on silent! The massage session needs to be focused on you and your massage session's goals. Some clients like to talk to their massage therapist, but staying quiet and relaxed may help you focus more on your body and increase your self-awareness. Some clients find talking therapeutic, especially if they live alone and don’t have someone to talk to often. There’s no right or wrong, it's your session.

How much does a massage cost?

Our prices start at  $55 for a 30-minute massage, $90 for a 60-minute massage, and $125 for a 90-minute massage. We have three tiers of pricing that reflect the therapist's level of training and experience. 

How much do you tip for a 60-minute massage?

Tips are not required, but you are more than welcome to show your appreciation for an excellent massage. People tip anywhere from 10-20%; it just depends.

Should I shower before a massage?

Showering before a massage is appropriate and welcomed by your therapist, especially if you’re coming from a workout. If you’re coming from work, it may not be necessary unless you have a really physical job, and then if you don’t have time for a quick rinse-off, body wipes would suffice. The most important thing is to refrain from wearing cologne, perfumes, or body sprays. Not everyone can tolerate strong smells.

What should you wear for a full-body massage?

You can wear whatever you want during your massage. Some people aren’t comfortable removing their clothing. If you wear stretchy yoga or gym clothes, we can do compression and stretching sessions. If you want a traditional massage with gliding strokes with oils or creme, then we ask the client to undress to their comfort level. Full draping with a sheet is provided, and only the area that is currently being massaged will be undraped. If you must keep your undergarments on, that’s fine; we can work around them but leaving a bra on will restrict the long flowing strokes along the back.

How do I prepare for my first massage?

Don't eat a big meal less than an hour before your massage, show up a few minutes early to talk with your massage therapist about your session goals, or fill out any necessary forms, turn your phone off, and go to the bathroom right before your massage.

Do you wear a bra when getting a massage?

We tell clients to undress to their comfort level, but it is usually preferable to take off your bra as it makes it difficult to work on your middle back. There are so many elongating and gliding massage strokes along the back that help with back pain and other issues that a bra prohibits, so we recommend not wearing one when getting a massage.

What happens during a 60-minute massage?

What happens during a 60-minute massage can vary for each individual. If you are looking for general relaxation with no specific work on just one area, then the massage usually starts at the feet and will include the back of the legs, the hips, the back, and the shoulders. Then once the client turns over, we usually give them a warm neck roll to support their cervical spine and an eye cover, and then start at the feet again, the lower legs, upper legs, arms, and hands, ending with neck and head work. Some clients may ask for just the lower body to be worked on; for instance, a runner would like more detailed work on their feet and legs, and we could end the session with neck work. Or for someone with lower back pain we may start with hip work, lower back and, then some psoas stretches. The best thing to do is talk with your massage therapist about the goals of the session and they will discuss options with you and how to best address your concerns.

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Should I shave my legs before a massage?

We get asked that question often, but it’s up to you! Leg hair doesn't bother your massage therapist, and usually, we don’t even notice it. The same goes for underarms or facial hair.

How long should your first massage be?

If you are looking for a new massage therapist and just want to see which one of our massage therapists would be a good fit for you, then book a 30-minute massage so that you can try several different therapists and not have to spend too much money trying to find the best fit.

What does a female wear for a massage?

Whatever you are most comfortable in and can relax in. We can work around any situation so that the client can feel safe and comfortable.

What is the most relaxing massage?

Some people find a deeper pressure relaxing, and some people prefer a lighter pressure! It just depends. Our barefoot massage is a deeper and broader pressure that most clients find very relaxing, and it's excellent for pain relief.

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