What to Expect from a Massage Session?
Place your self at the top of your priority list. Adjusting your health and nutritional habits will assist you to look and feel better. Alleviating stress can improve your overall sense of well being and allow your mind to be clear and focused. In many cases, massage is a more acceptable alternative to some medications.
Contraindications to Massage
Please take your time filling out your health profile and include all relevant health problems. All health information will be strictly confidential. If you are presently under a physician's care for a specific condition, it is recommended that you consult your physician prior to making an appointment.
A mutual decision regarding your goal for the session and the areas of the body that will be worked on will be made by you and your practitioner.
During your massage, a blend of techniques will be used (refer to the types of therapies offered).
Your comfort level is paramount. Your level of dress is entirely up to your comfort level. Your body will always be completely and appropriately draped. The only part of your body that will be exposed is the section that is being worked on.
Your practitioner will continually inquire regarding your level of comfort (temperature, pressure, lighting, etc.) and make adjustments accordingly. Your practitioner may gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session to facilitate your massage.
It is your time; enjoy it! You are in control of the massage. You may want to close your eyes and relax or talk. These responses are welcome.
The session will end with a "Thank you" and the offer of a glass of water.
A half-hour massage typically includes either half of the body or specific areas. An hour or hour and a half session will include the face, head, neck, shoulders, arms, back, legs and feet.
Please check our FAQ page for more information.
Frederick, Maryland massage and muscle therapy includes myofascial, craniosacral, neuromuscular treatments, and lymph drainage.