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Massage FAQs

Whether it's your first massage or you have had dozens, it's common (and normal!) to have question about massage.

Here are some frequently asked questions about massage.

If you have any questions not answered here, feel free to email...

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Massage

 

1.Do I have to completely undress?

You do not have to be completely nude for any massage, even a full body massage. Feel free to leave on underpants. Or feel free to remove them. A client is covered by sheets for the duration of the massage.

2. Does it hurt?

Pressure can vary per client and per massage. Massages are customized to the individual client. It a massage feels too strong, please feel free to say so. In fact, massage therapists prefer that you let them know if you are uncomfortable with the pressure. 

3. What happens/ what should I expect during a massage?

  • Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be taken to the massage room, where the therapist will leave you to undress after explaining how to lay down on the table. Then, after knocking, the therapist will reenter the room to begin your massage.

  • During massage

During the massage, the therapist will manipulate the muscles of various parts of the body. The client is draped with sheets during the massencourageder massage

After your massage, the therapist will leave the room so that you may re-dress. You will be given water to drink and it is recommended that you continue to drink lots of water throughout the day to flush the body of toxins released during the massage as well as to help prevent any soreness. 

4. What if fall asleep? What if I want to talk?

It is common for clients to get relaxed enough to fall asleep during massage and it is OK to do so.

It is common for clients to want to talk during their massage. Here at The Cloud Massage Studio, it is encouraged for a client to have quiet time to relax, however if the client want s to talk, the therapist might. 

5. How can massage help me?

Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Follow this link to our page for more information on the benefits of massage.

6. How does massage work?

Info retrieved from University of Maryland Medical Center and can be read here...

"For centuries, human touch has been shown to be emotionally and physically healing. Particular massage techniques may either stimulate or calm the body's muscles and tissues to create a desired effect. When a practitioner massages soft tissue, electrical signals are transmitted both to the local area and throughout the body. These signals, in combination with the healing properties of touch, help heal damaged muscle, stimulate circulation, clear waste products via the lymphatic system, boost the activity of the immune system, reduce pain and tension, and induce a calming effect. Massage may also enhance well- being by stimulating the release of endorphins (natural painkillers and mood elevators) and reducing levels of certain stress hormones."

Follow this link to our page for more information on how massage works.

7. Any reason I shouldn't have a massage?

There are a few reasons someone shouldn’t get a massage. Please follow this link to the Contraindications section on the Policies page. 

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