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Kneading away aches and pains   |   Located in Arlington, WA   |   360-421-3837

FAQ

Get To Know Some Of Our Frequently Asked Questions

Must I be completely undressed?

You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?

Your therapist will step out of the room to allow you to disrobe to your comfort level and get on the massage table and go underneath the sheets (as I will show you.) We keep the rooms and tables heated, and your therapist will keep you modestly draped throughout the session.

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? 

A full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. However any area can be skipped upon request. 

What should I do during the massage 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 session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity.
 
Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.

What are the benefits of massage? 

Massage 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 is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. 

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?

Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks 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 prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

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