QUESTION & ANSWERS

How long is a session for massage?

Most massages are 30-, 60- or 90-minute sessions. Medical massage tends to require longer sessions because of the time needed for the therapist to understand each client’s situation and administer the appropriate treatment.

What is medical/oncology massage?

Medical massage provides bodywork services specifically aimed at treating a medical condition such as chronic pain or tissue inflammation (carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis); sports injuries; recovery from surgery, injury or accidents; and even mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. If your physician prescribes massage as a treatment for a diagnosed condition, chances are he or she will also refer you to a practitioner.

What is a prenatal massage?

A prenatal or pregnancy massage relaxes muscles, eases sore spots, and enhances circulation and mobility for pregnant women. Trained prenatal massage therapists understand the unique circumstances of the pregnant body. A qualified professional prenatal massage therapist will have completed a maternity course to learn basics such as positioning and pressure points for pregnancy.

What is a sports massage?

Sports massage helps treat and prevent injuries sustained during athletic pursuits. It can reduce pain and swelling, relax the mind, increase flexibility and improve recovery rates. Massage can even enhance the body’s immunity. A sports massage before an athletic event can stimulate muscles; after an event, it can flush toxins and normalize muscle tissues. Maintenance massage in between events helps keep the body limber and reduces aches and pains. 

What do you wear during a massage?

Many people wear different things. For woman, they can wear their undergarments as long as it can unhook in the back and/or shorts. Men can wear their undergarments or shorts.

What is cupping?

Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation, well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Does cupping leave marks?

Cupping can leave marks, which indicates that the stagnation or disease has been moved from the deeper tissue layers to the surface, allowing fresh oxygenated blood to nourish and heal the underlying areas. Any suction device left long enough in one place will loosen and pull these agents out and up to the skin surface.

What is life coaching?

A life coach is someone professionally trained to help you maximize your full potential and reach your desired results.

What does a life coach do?

Life coaching is motivational, inspiring, positive, exciting and action-driven. Life coaching helps you look at where you are now and where you’d like to be, and helps you bridge the gap. By raising awareness and encouraging you to take responsibility for your life, life coaching can help you rise to your own particular challenge and go further than you ever thought possible.