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Frequently asked question about massage therapy

1-Are there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?

It is best to not eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment. And only a lite meal at that time.

This is a similar process to swimming or a work out when your body will take all the blood away from the digestion process and take it to the working peripheral tissues therefore causing poor digestion and possible discomfort.

2- What can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?

On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form.

Your therapist will go over your health history with you to determine your treatment needs and goals.

3-Must I undress for my massage?

Massage therapists are required to cover/drape you with a sheet so that they expose only the area which they are working on. You will need to undress for therapy.However, you will not need to expose yourself in any way that you are uncomfortable.

4- What if I am uncomfortable with my body?

It is possible to work on a client who is dressed.So just let your therapist know your comfort level.

5-Does the gender of the massage therapist make a difference?

This is an issue of personal preference.

6-I bruise easily, can I still get a massage?

It is important to let your massage therapist know(this should be asked on the health history form ).Massage therapy is not recommended for people who suffer from hemophilia.

7- Am I expected to talk during the massage?

If you wish to have silence, you should say so at the beginning of the treatment.The therapist may, however, require verbal information pertinent to health findings during the treatment.

8- After my Appointment,is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?

An Epsom salt bath is recommended( I recommend that to most of my clients, if their health allows it) to soothe and to calm muscles, and enhance the benefits of the massage.It will help to alleviate stiffness you may feel the next day, and it is also recommended for use after workouts for the same reason. Have on hand a bag of Epsom salts, and DRINK plenty of water to keep your tissues hydrated.


A Touch Of Balance Massage

2473 White Mountain Highway

North Conway, NH 03860


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