Mountain West Advanced Medical Massage
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?

Must I be completely undressed?

What parts of my body will be massaged? 

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 professional office setting. You will be on a table designed for massage therapy. You will be actively involved in your massage session.
 
Must I be completely undressed? 
Most techniques are performed directly through your clothing. Please wear loose fitting clothing, such as, sweats, or shorts and a t-shirt.

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.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork? 
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and 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 practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, if you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?  
Due to the release of toxins from your muscles, it is not unusual to have soreness the next day, it is normally gone within 24 hours, after which you will feel better than ever. It is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.

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 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.

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