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Inner peace, complete relaxation, and a healing touch is what I experience while receiving a massage by Lori. She has an amazing gift, an intuitiveness that allows her to sense exactly the intensity each individual muscle needs. Whether it is a trouble spot, rehabilitating an injury, scar therapy, or just a de-stressing session, Lori will leave you in a relaxed state both mentally and physically. Experience for yourself what words cannot fully express.

— lisa g.

 

 

Common Questions About Massage

 

How can I prepare for a massage?

  • Arrive 15 minutes early. You'll want to be on the table at the start of your scheduled time to maximize your massage time.
  • Try not to eat right before a massage.
  • Please shower and take care of personal hygiene prior to your massage.
  • Communicate your wishes.
  • Try not to jump up too fast after massage.
  • Allow for some quiet time after your session; giving yourself some “re-entry time”
  • Discuss an ongoing schedule for massage

How long does a massage session last? 

The session itself is either 1 hour or 1.5 hours. The time begins when you are on the table, and the therapist is in the room. Arrive with enough time to consult, undress, receive the massage, and redress.

 

What do I wear during a massage?

  • You will be asked to remove all jewelry, hair clips/bands, and if applicable, bra.
  • Most people wear nothing during massage. Others choose to wear their underwear. This is a matter of personal preference. You will be completely covered at all times; only the body part being worked on will be exposed.
  • If your problem area is your lower back, buttocks, or hips, under garments will prevent work to those areas.  

Will the massage therapist be there when I undress?

No. I leave the room; giving you as much time as you need to go to the bathroom, (if needed) undress, get on the table, and cover yourself. Don’t rush! I knock and ask if you’re ready before I enter the room.

 

Should I talk during the massage?

  • It’s your call. Some people talk throughout, some do not at all.  Don’t feel like you have to make conversation. This is YOUR session. Do what’s comfortable.
  • Be sure to speak up if: 
    • you are too cold/hot
    • experience any pain or discomfort
    • you have any questions related to massage
    • there’s anything you forgot to share during the consultation

What if I fall asleep?

Most people fall into a peaceful slumber during the massage. It is also very common for folks to snore or drool. Its ok! I fall asleep during my massages!

 

What if I get aroused during the massage?

It is normal for some men to become aroused during massage. Touch can trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, which causes the arousal. Don’t worry if this happens, it will be ignored.

 

The pressure isn’t deep enough – or its too deep! What should I do?

Communicate freely. It is a myth that massage has to hurt to be effective. Using a pain scale of 1 is NO pain and 10 is extremely painful, a massage normally should always be 7 or less. You will NEVER insult me or hurt my feelings by telling me what you want/feel/like/dislike. It’s your session, and I want you to relax & enjoy it!   

 

I’ve been told to drink lots of water after a massage. Why?

Being well hydrated is always best. You should try to drink plenty of water before a massage as well as after. Prior to a massage, it is beneficial, because a well-hydrated muscle is easier to manipulate and perform deep work on. Since massage is a manual draining of your lymphatic system, which is partially responsible for removing toxins and waste within your body, drinking water after a massage helps the body flush out any waste materials (i.e.: lactic acid) that have been released during the massage. Drinking water for 24 hours after a massage can help relieve any soreness or aches you may experience, especially after a deep tissue massage.

 

Is massage safe for cancer patients?

There is some discussion whether or not massage is dangerous for cancer patients. The short answer to this question is: it depends, and you should speak with your oncologist. Cancer is extremely complex, and because there are so many types of cancer, there are some rare cases in which massage is not indicated for cancer patients, and others in which it can be quite beneficial. Especially during treatment, it is important to consult your physician about which massage or bodywork modalities would be safe for you.

 

Will you heal me?

No. I do not “heal”—or “treat”—or “prescribe”.  I will assist you and your body in staying healthy. Doing your part in that process is paramount. Alcohol, tobacco, intense exercise, poor posture, stress, previous injury, repetitive movement, are just a few of the things that can/will hinder your overall wellness.

 

Remember the effects of a great professional massage are cumulative, so the more often a person receives massage, the better he or she will feel and more quickly one’s body will respond!