Frequently Asked Questions
Receiving a general relaxation massage follows these suggestions:
Talk generally distracts from the most beneficial massage, but is completely up to the client.
Feedback during the session is encouraged regarding pressure, etc.
Enjoy your senses and feel your body both inside and out by closing your eyes.
Expand your body by increased awareness of where you hold stress.
Turn off your inner dialogue within your mind.
Don't feel the need to assist the therapist to move limbs, head, etc. Simply allow.
If emotions surface, do not hold them in, but allow them to move through your musculature.
Strategies to let go include deep breathing, allowing body to be heavy on the table, consciously let go and relax areas of stress and tension.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. If you require more focused work on one of these areas, adjustments will be made for your benefit.
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion/cream is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction or discomfort to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that adjustments can be made for you. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.
What is your tipping/gratuity policy?
Clients often ask this question. The philosophy at Be Well and renew is that tipping is never expected, but if the client feels they want to extend a gratuity, it is always gratefully accepted.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork 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 / bodywork is documented to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.