LIFE SOULÚTIONS MASSAGE THERAPY, LLC
RELAXING YOUR MIND, BODY, & SOUL

FREQUENTLY ASKED

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the therapist be present when i disrobe?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a tranquil, comfortable, & quiet room. Soft soothing spa music will be played accompanied by dim lighting/candles to help you relax. You will lie on a clean massage table with fresh crisp linen especially designed for your comfort.*Mobile massage sessions/rooms may vary by location.

Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you the client what he/she would like to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

Will the therapist be present when I disrobe?
After going over the intake form with you, the therapist will leave the room while you disrobe, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet/blanket. After the session is over the therapist will once again leave the room so that the client may re-dress.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being massaged on will be exposed/undrapped.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, abdominal, gluteals, head, neck, face, and shoulders. The therapist will ask you if there are any areas that you would like the him/her to avoid during the session.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, the pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. A light oil, gel, cream, or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The massage lubricant also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately with the therapist if you feel any discomfort so that another approach/technique may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body/muscles are not resisting. * Results may vary by client.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork. Various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic gliding, petrissage, effleurage strokes, rocking movement, movements, stretches, application of pressure to specific points, and much more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the therapist any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. You may want to take a nap, have a conversation, or just relax. The therapist will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.  *Most therapy sessions are performed in silence so that the client may relax and unwind.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. *Results may vary by client.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the client intake form must be completely filled out so that the therapist can ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform the therapist of any/all health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation/release for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

*Important!!! Please do not take any medications, drugs, tobacco products, or alcohol 3 hours prior and after your massage session. Your therapist can refuse to perform the session if the client is under the influence of medications, drugs, tobacco use, or alcohol. The client may be charged for the full amount of the session if the client is under the influence at the time of the scheduled session.

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