Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
It is unprofessional for a masseuse to have sex during a professional massage session. Unless probably the receipient is the spouse or has a sexual relationship with the masseuse. Other than that, a masseuse only seeks to provide services that help improve the health and well-being of clients.
How often you should get a massage depends on several factors such as your physical and emotional needs, your stress level, etc. There is no question about that . By taking a massage session regularly, you will experience a lot of health benefits. Massage calms the nervous system, improves blood circulation in the body and many other muscles related problems can easily be sorted out by massage. For people who are living a simple life, getting a massage two to three times is good for keeping the muscle tissues pliable and in good shape. If you are suffering from chronic pain or having any special muscle related issue, two sessions of massage is what you need to take in every week until you feel better.
Your massage therapist may require you to fill out a health history form. Afterward the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
It is important to list all health concerns and medications so the therapist can adapt the session to your specific needs without doing any harm. It is also important to list any allergies so the therapist is aware if he/she needs to use a different oil or lotion during the session.
You should undress to the level you are comfortable. For a full body massage, most get completely undressed. However, if you will be more comfortable during the session if you leave your underwear on, that’s fine. The therapist will work around the clothes you left on as best as he/she can. If removing all your clothes makes you too nervous and unable to relax, then you are not getting the optimal benefit from the session.
Your massage therapist should give you privacy to undress and get comfortable on the table.
If you prefer to stay fully clothed, then I recommend you explore the many other types of bodywork that are performed clothed.
You should always feel free to express any discomfort when undergoing a massage. However, avoid intense chatting with your massage therapist during your session; this can lead to increased muscular tension and limit the effectiveness of your massage experience.
The amount of communication you should engage in during your massage depends on your goals for the session. If you want a relaxing massage, talk as little as necessary and let your mind and body enter a meditative state. You can even practice mindful breathing, which lowers muscular tension and increases the benefits of your massage. On the other hand, if you’ve asked your massage therapist to use increased pressure and deep-tissue techniques to help you recover from an injury, communication is key. Be sure to give your practitioner regular feedback on the amount of pressure you need and which specific areas feel painful or tight.