Frequently Asked Questions
Is massage therapy right for me?
Most people can benefit from massage therapy. However, massage therapy may not be for you if you have:
- Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
- Burns or healing wounds
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Severe osteoporosis
- A very low platelet count (severe thrombocytopenia)
Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or if you have cancer or unexplained pain.
Does Massage hurt?
Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day. But massage shouldn’t be painful or uncomfortable during the session or afterwards. If any part of your massage doesn’t feel right or is painful, speak up right away.
Massage therapy does however release lactic acid buildup into the body as the soft tissue is manipulated. If you do not drink an adequate amount of water before or after your session, it may be likely you may feel residual soreness as the lactic acid is re-absorbed back into the soft tissues.
What do I wear to my massage?
What types of Massage does you offer?
If you need a deep tissue massage or if you have a sports injury, we have a trusted network of experts that we can suggest.