What do I wear for my massage session?

When coming in for your massage, it doesn’t really matter what you are wearing.   However, you may find it easier after your massage if you have clothes that are easier to slip back into.


Can anyone receive massage therapy?

Massage Therapy is great for everyone.  However, we do ask that if you are currently under doctor’s care/treatment for a specific illness or injury, that you receive permission from your doctor to get a massage.  Most likely they will tell you it’s ok.


Do I need to come to my appointment early to fill out any type of paperwork?

If it is your first time at Matrix Spa & Massage, we do ask that you get here about 5 minutes early.  Our intake form is very brief and won’t take more than a minute or 2 to fill out.


What can I do post massage to lessen any soreness?

If you received a Swedish massage or reflexology, it is very likely that you will not feel any soreness.  However, it is still VERY important for you to drink a lot of water.  During all massage sessions, toxins are released into your blood stream, and to prevent feeling sick, plenty of water is recommended.

If you received a deep tissue or sports massage, or even in some cases a Hot Stone massage, you will want to take a very hot Epsom Salt bath after your massage.  We recommend Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt with Eucalyptus which can be purchased at Walmart or Smiths.


Are there types of massages that hurt?

Sometimes, depending on how tense your muscles are, a deep tissue or sports massage may be a little painful. If it is ever too much pain, make sure and let your therapist know and they will use less pressure.  Don’t be shy to ask questions or give feedback to your therapist throughout your session.  This will help assure you are happy with the massage you receive.


How often should I see a massage therapist?

We recommend a massage at least once a month.  However, depending on your individual situation, your therapist might recommend more or less often.  It is always best to discuss timing with them after your session.


Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
It depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want to be touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury. On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.

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