Questions for Kim:
Do I have to take off all my clothes?
You may disrobe to whatever your comfort level may be. However, it is customary for clients to completely disrobe, and less cumbersome for the massage therapist to perform various massage techniques both correctly & effectively to the various regions of the body. You will be modestly draped with a sheet; only the area of the body being massaged will be exposed at any given time. Once an area has been massaged it will be re-draped.
What parts of the body will be included in my massage treatment?
The areas of the body that are included in a full body massage are as follows:
- Head (on request)
- Chest (women’s breasts will be draped accordingly)
- Abdominals (on request)
However, if you do not want Kim to massage a specific area (see above list) please, inform her pre-massage or during the massage. In addition, there may be times when Kim’s massage treatment plan may be focused to a specific region of the body (see above list) on request of the client or at her professional recommendation. In that case, several regions (see above list) of the body may be excluded from the massage treatment.
What massage techniques does Kim use?
Kim utilizes several therapeutic techniques such as deep tissue: deep pressure with firm stocks, skin rolling, stripping and kneading; with the focus on the deeper layers of musculature and connective tissues. This is ideal for those of you struggling with old and new injuries, knots, stiffness & tightness. Myofascial release: This technique works at “unsticking” the tight and bound up connective tissues responsible for some movement restrictions and pain. The use of gentle fascial stretching & skin rolling is highly effective. It is also, used to ease neuromuscular pain and muscle stiffness and tension. This results in increased flexibility and range of motion. Trigger point: Firm pressure is applied to strappy tender points along affected muscle tissue to break down adhesions in the muscle and to alleviate pain and dysfunction in the area being worked on and in other referral zones in the body. Facilitated stretching: Stretching that is done with the assistance of Kim. Both isometric work and motion are used to enhance motor learning and improve flexibility. The goal is to stretch the muscles comfortably to improve both flexibility and strength. . However, she will utilize the appropriate therapeutic techniques necessary to achieve the desired outcome which, you have conveyed to her in the pre-massage interview. Massage techniques are also determined after your musculature has been assessed by Kim.
How often should I get a massage?
It depends on your personal health goals, the condition of your soft tissues & musculature, your financial budget, and the importance you place on obtaining proper muscular connective tissue function and or alleviating any pain, stiffness and or tension you may be experiencing. After your first massage session, Kim will be able to give you her professional guidance and advice on an effective treatment plan for you to implement.
When shouldn’t I get a massage?
When you have any condition that is contagious (skin infections, fungus, bacterial infections, cold, or flu) and could be transmitted to others, when you have an acute injury (should seek medical clearance) and wait for 72 hours before you consider receiving a massage to affected injury site, if you have an open wound or any type of burn-including sunburn, certain medical conditions may require medical clearance cancers, heart conditions, pregnancy. If you have any concerns or questions before obtaining your massage treatment feel free to contact Kim.
What is a Contraindication?
A contraindication is a symptom or condition that makes a particular treatment or procedure that is advisable or safe. Some examples of contraindications to massage are blood clots, recent surgery, acute injuries, acute flare-ups of inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, open sores and wounds, deep vein thrombosis, unstable and un treated hypertension, and malignancy. Also, see above- When Shouldn’t I get a massage?
Do you except credit cards?
Yes, you may pay with a credit card-Master Card or Visa Card and Cash is also, accepted. Out of State checks are not accepted.
How do I schedule a massage appointment?
- Call the office at 508-694-6598
- Click on this link
- Go to Home Page of website and click on Schedule a Massage and schedule online 24-hours a day
- Through out the website you will see Book Now on MassageBook click on any of these buttons