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How often should I get a massage?


Any amount of massage is better than no massage at all. Do you have an injury? Or an area that troubles you regularly? Then don’t be surprised to hear your massage therapist ask you to come more often, in order to treat that area. It’s very common to work with your therapist more regularly until your condition improves. Otherwise, a monthly massage is a realistic, healthy goal. Think of it as an oil change for your body. If we keep up with the maintenance that our bodies need, we can prevent injury or recurring areas of tension. 


How should I prepare for my massage?


Be on time for your treatment. This helps both you and your therapist, who will want to interview you before the treatment begins to discuss your treatment and your medical history and let you know what you can expect during the treatment. This is a great time to ask any questions and share any concerns you may have regarding your treatment. Being on time is simply common courtesy to your massage therapist and his or her other clients. It’s also the best way to ensure you receive the entire length of your treatment, as your therapist may have to shorten the treatment if you are late in order to accommodate other clients.


Turn off or silence those cell phones! This is not only common courtesy to your therapist and any other clients in the building; it’s the best way to make sure your everyday stresses don’t intrude into your treatment time. If you’re concerned about being reached in case of an emergency, either choose a better time to receive your treatment, or give your friends and/or family the phone number of our Wellness Center.  That way, you’ll only be interrupted if it’s truly necessary.


Know your medical history. If you have any major medical conditions, it is always wise to speak with your doctor before scheduling massage. Know your medical history, because your massage therapist will need to be aware of any and all relevant medical conditions. The more you know, the easier it is for your therapist to provide you with the best, most appropriate treatment. There will be a brief interview before your treatment—that’s when your therapist will ask for more information regarding anything you’ve disclosed on your intake form that will be relevant to your treatment.



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