Common Asked Questions

Massage Therapy

​What are the benefits of Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility, reduces mental and physical stress, can improve posture.  Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall well-being. 

Must I be completely undressed?

Most techniques are performed with the client unclothed, but it is entirely up to the client to undress to their level of comfort.  The client will be properly draped during the entire session.

Will the therapist be present when I get undressed? 

The therapist will leave the room while you get undressed.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage  therapy a risk?  

Yes. That's why before you begin your session, the therapist will ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform your therapist 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 cupping therapy prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

 

Will I be covered during the session?

The client will be properly draped at all times to make sure the session is comfortable.  Only the area being treated will be exposed. 

Cupping Therapy

How do cups feel?

People have described the feeling of having cups applied to their body in many different ways.  Examples range from feeling soft, soothing, rolling, invigorating, stimulating, energizing, warming, tingling, ticklish and separating, to feeling like deep-tissue massage.  People can feel itchy after cupping, most likely due to either an increase in circulation in the area. 

What are the marks that often happen from cupping? 

Cupping marks are a sign of interstitial debris, such as old blood, being released after cups have been applied to the body.  Cups work as a vacuum, helping to facilitate the release of any waste materials that the body sometimes simply cannot do on its own.  While true cupping marks are a sign of release, sometimes bruises occur if this therapy is applied too strongly or too aggressively. 

How long can cups be applied? 

Everyone will experience a different reaction to therapeutic cupping.  It is best, to limit both the time and the pressure of suction in initial application, so the body has time to welcome any cupping therapy, rather than overdoing it. 

Where is the evidence that cupping actually works?  

The fact that cups have been employed the world over for thousands of years, speaks volumes for its efficacy, as do the thousands of cases and testimonials accrued.  The Russian Ministry of Health has done more than 40 years of research and established its official use in its medical system.  The "proof" is in the work and its results.