Why do I need a massage?

A massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Enhance the immune system by stimulating the flow of lymph — the body’s natural defence system.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Reduce depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Improve oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

A massage can also

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.

Many clients talk of a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage. The emotional balance of massage can often be just as vital and valuable as the more tangible physical benefits.

Are you eligable for health funds?

Yes, I am eligible to provide health fund rebates for all funds

If you have never had a massage before, what to expect?

The first time you come, I will ask you to fill out a brief Intake form to help determine what your massage goals are. I will provide a drape over you during the massage – you undress to whatever your level of comfort is. I will ask you if there are areas that you want more work, less, or to be skipped altogether. I will allow you to determine how much pressure you want – so be sure to let me know if at any time it is too strong or not strong enough.

Must I be completely undressed?
Most massages are traditionally performed with the client unclothed, you will be properly draped during the entire session.

Will the therapist be present when I disrobe?

I  will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean towel.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped 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?

You and I will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female – with the exception of a MLD massage)

How long does it take? – The average full-body massage session lasts approximately one hour. Many clients prefer a 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.

Where will my massage take place?
Your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music is played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Is there any reason why I couldn’t have a massage? – Yes, there are a number on contra-indications to massage, please discuss with Chris for further information, that’s why it’s imperative that, before you begin your session, that I ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform me 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 prior to any session. I may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

What should I do during the massage?
Make yourself comfortable. I 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. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask  questions about massage or about the particular technique you are receiving.

How will I feel after the massage?
Many clients 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, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.

What if I’m uncomfortable during my massage?

Often people are embarrassed to speak up if there is something they don’t like about the massage. I will always appreciate your requests and feedback. While I may be an expert on your massage, you are the expert on you, and it is your massage. I will never be offended if you make a request to turn up the heat, add a blanket, or adjust the table, pressure or music during your session.

Is it a one off appointment or could it be over a couple of sessions?
A massage can do you a world of good, frequent massage can do even more. Regular massage self can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for a massage is truly an investment in your health. Remember  just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with me to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

What percentage of your clients are female?
Approximately 80% of my clients are female, 20% males

What age range are your clients? my clients range in age from 9 (with parental permission/or in the room) to 87 years young

How much? Sessions start from $80 per hour/session

Payments? We accept cash and major credit cards

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