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Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will my massage or reflexology treatment take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the practitioner 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?
When should I pay for my session? Am I supposed to tip?
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 reflexology treatment take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a heated memory foam-top table especially designed for your comfort & you will receive hot towels to make you feel fully pampered.  Reflexology treatments will take place in a heated anti-gravity chair & you will remain completely dressed.

Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client lying on a massage table unclothed (or wearing underwear) & draped with linens. You should always undress only to your level of comfort. You will be properly covered during the entire session. Each arm, leg, foot, etc. will be uncovered only to receive treatment & then re-draped. 

During a Reflexology treatment, you will not disrobe, other than your socks & shoes.

Will the LMT be present when I disrobe?
Your massage therapist will leave the room while you undress and cover yourself with clean linens.

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 worked on will be exposed.  As per Tennessee State Massage Law # 0870-01-.19 (r),  the LMT will provide the client a clean drape large enough for the purpose of draping the buttocks & genitalia and, in the case of female clients, the breasts.  Genitalia is required, by law, to always remain covered.  If at any time you do not feel comfortable with the drape, please let your massage therapist know.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

What will the massage 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 central nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. A light, hypo-allergenic oil is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin.  An Ashiatsu Massage is a barefoot massage providing deep tissue work without the pointy feel of a Swedish deep tissue. Gravity, compression, & flow will relax your muscles & alleviate pain during this form of massage.

When am I supposed to pay for my session?  Am I supposed to tip?
You typically pay for your session at the end after you have dressed.  You can pay your massage therapist directly or leave the money on the table.  Tips are always appreciated by therapists & should reflect quality of service, as in all service industries.  

What should I do during the massage or reflexology treatment?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the session. During the massage, the LMT 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/less pressure, an extra 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. To make sure that you enjoying your session, Miss Massage doesn't talk during your massage unless you initiate conversation.

How will I feel after the massage or reflexology treatment?
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 in order to remove these from your system.

What are the benefits of Massage & Reflexology?
Massage 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 are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and create an overall sense of well-being.

Reflexology primarily eases stress & tension, which in turn can improve blood circulation, lymph drainage, assist in the elimination of toxins, and strengthening of the immune system.  It enables the body's natural healing process to promote wellness. 

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 practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any 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 for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.  Forms can be found on the Client Forms page on our website.