350 East Center St, Provo, UT 84606

Questions

Common Questions and Answers

 

1. What type of massage do you do?
My massages are therapeutic massages rather than a “spa” or a “Swedish” type massage. I combine deep tissue, trigger point, craniosacral and energy unwinding therapies during the course of the massage.

2. What should I expect from the massage?
This type of a massage is therapeutic and so you might have more of a chance of being sore for two days after the massage. Some people are and some aren’t it just depends upon your body. Also, because of the energy unwinding it takes those 2 days for the massage to finish releasing the muscle tissue and realigning the body. Then most of my clients say that after the two days is over they feel great/awesome and that the feeling lasts longer than a traditional spa or Swedish massage.

3. What about water intake?
During the two days after the massage it is really important to drink water. When doing a massage your blood, lymph and the releasing of toxins are moved throughout the body. If you do not drink enough water to flush out your system you might feel sick. If you do you are not drinking enough water to flush out your system. The general rule for how much water you should drink is that you take your body weight and divide that by half. The answer you got is how many oz. of water you should be drinking every day. I should also mention that the water should be plain water with nothing mixed in it or lemon. Anything placed in the water makes the body go through the digestion process to extract the water versus just being able to uptake the water without processing it first.

4. Does the massage hurt since you are using deep tissue and trigger point therapy?
Yes and No! It is more of a deep tissue and trigger point massage, however it should never be a painful hurt. With these type of massages it should be more of a “good” hurt so I work with your body so that I don’t cross your threshold from a “good” hurt to a painful hurt. Also, keep in mind that if I do come across a “problem” area it will be more painful until we can get your body to release and let go. Once we can get your muscles to relax and release then the realignment can happen. In some cases if your body is really bound up it might take a combo of a massage therapist and a chiropractor to fully get your body back to to the alignment state. If you come and get a massage first then the chiropractor’s adjustment will be easier and last longer. During the 2 days after the massage is the best time to go get an adjustment from the chiropractor.

5. If I am starting to feel sick should I still come and get a massage?
No, if you are starting to feel sick you should stay home and reschedule. If you do come and get a massage it will push that sickness throughout the whole body and really make you sick. Also, if you have any health issues like diabetes or a heart condition only schedule a 1/2 hour massage. Since during a massage the blood, lymph and toxins are moved throughout the body it will put extra strain on the organs and we don’t want to over tax them. If you have a resent heart issue please check with your doctor to make sure it is safe to get a massage before scheduling.