Frequently Asked Questions
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This varies somewhat on the techniques being used. Typically, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body relaxes, pressure will gradually be increased to relieve specific areas of muscular tension. Lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. As the massage continues you may experience a variety of stretching, mobilization and more focused pressure.
Feel free to inform your therapist of any techniques you do or don’t enjoy.
Most people feel very relaxed and some experience release from long-term aches and pains developed from stresses, tension and/or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling “foggy”, most people experience an increase in energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, we recommended you drink an abundance of water after your treatment to avoid any lingering soreness, especially after deep work. We also recommend, after your treatment, that you refrain from any intake of toxins and/or dehydrating substances such as alcohol, caffeine, smoke, etc.
Certain medical conditions could require the exercise of caution concerning the advisability of receiving a massage. If you are in doubt and/or under medical supervision, check with your doctor before receiving massage therapy. Other contraindications include: Fever, Infection, Broken Bones, Infectious Disease (including those effecting the skin), High Blood Pressure, Tumors, Open Wounds, Muscle Ruptures, Heavy Bruising, Herniation, Burns, Myositis, Ossificans, Thrombosis, and Bleeding Disorders such as Hemophilia.
In some cases, massage is extremely beneficial for some, but not for others. For example, some doctors claim that massage is contraindicated for cancer, while others recommend massage for cancer patients. Be sure to inform your therapist before beginning your massage session of any new or pre-existing injuries, illnesses, and/or health conditions that you have. Again, when in doubt, check with your doctor.
RELAX! and make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants to adjust your position, he will either move you themselves or will ask you to move in whatever way is needed. Otherwise, relax, enjoy and let your therapist take care of you. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s completely up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax and enjoy. Do not hesitate to ask your therapist questions or let him know if you would like the pressure to be more gentle or firm at any time.
This varies somewhat depending on the massage style your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress and can most certainly request to remain clothed. For a full body massage with lotion, most people undress completely. However, you may choose to wear undergarments. Your therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet at all times except for the area being worked on at that moment.
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music is usually played to help you relax. You will lie on a table specifically designed for massage and your comfort.
The length of your massage completely depends on the length you prefer and choose. Narayan Wellness offers massage sessions for 30, 60, or 90 minutes. However, Narayan Wellness follows the industry standard of a “massage hour” for all sessions. This allows our clients 5 minutes of privacy prior to and following the hands on portion of the session (for example: a 60min. massage session provides 50min. of actual hands on massage). Please note that tardiness may shorten your massage, so, please do your best to arrive prior to your appointment start time.
Yes, we do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. We charge the full cost of the appointment for any no-show or cancellation within 24 hours of the pre-scheduled appointment start time. Remember, you are making a commitment not only to improve your wellness, but to us as well. Please respect our time and effort in this matter.