Q: I have a sore muscle, is massage for me?
A: More than likely yes. If however you have heat, swelling,
or intense pain in the affected area; you should talk to your doctor
Q: How long of a massage do you recommend?
A: Typically a 1 hour session is the most popular. We do offer
30 minute massages for specific areas. For the ultimate we offer a 1
1/2 hour session. We can customize any session for what your needs are.
Q: Do I have to undress for my massage, will I be
exposed at any time?
A: No. You will change in private and will be draped
for modesty at all times. Most of our clients choose to
undress to the underwear or wear workout shorts, some may choose to
undress completely; either way, how you dress makes no difference to us
in our standard session as you will always be under a sheet. Some of
our clients even choose to wear sweat suits if it is easier for them.
To summarize; we recommend being disrobed to the underwear and being
draped with a sheet so that can get easier access to muscle areas, but
you ultimately can wear whatever you like and we'll do our best to work
for your needs.
Q: Can I choose my therapist?
Q: Should a massage hurt?
A: Different people have different needs. We personally
recommend for most 'comfortably deep'. In this type of session we work
deep enough to enjoy the long term benefits of massage, but not so deep
that you feel like you've been tenderized. Unless you get regular
massage, anything that is painful enough to make you lose your breath
is too deep. Be sure to tell the massage therapist what your
preferences are - a massage should be enjoyable!
Q: Why is important to drink water after a massage?
A: Massage increases circulation and also works to press out
lactic acid buildup in muscle tissue. For this reason, it is important
to drink plenty of water to filter this out of the body. Lack of
drinking water will not cause long term harm after a massage, but will
have an impact on how you feel the next day. It is not unusual to
experience what is known as a 'massage hangover' the day after your
body work session in which you may feel a little sluggish and possibly
sore in some areas. Although perfectly normal, drinking water will help
to minimize the 'massage hangover'. On a side note, the second day
after your massage you should feel great and more than likely will feel
the positive effects from your massage for weeks to come.
Q: I'm pregnant, do you offer pre-natal massage?
A: Yes, All Body Basics offer pre-natal massage. Pregnancy
massage actually accounts for much of our business. We have helped many
expecting mothers get relief from the 'joys' of pregnancy. Massage is
not advisable during the first trimester. For your health and your
baby's, please get your doctor's consent before making your massage
Q: Is it proper to talk during a massage?
A: Talking or not talking, either is fine. If you wish not to
talk during your session, please tell your massage therapist - we
promise it will not hurt their feelings. If however, you ever feel
discomfort during your session - please tell us, we want you to enjoy!
Q: I'm training for a sports event, will massage help
A: Absolutely! We recommend a deep sports massage. Massage
will give sore muscles relief, promote healing, & help you to
break out of any plateau within your training. A good sports massage
will work like a reset for body and workout.
Q: Should I work out after a massage?
A: You can if you wish. Although, we recommend resting the day
of your massage as to get the full relaxation benefit.
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