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These are some commonly asked questions that we receive from clients. If you have a question that is not listed here, please do not hesitate to reach out!
What time should I arrive for my appointment?
If you are a new client and have not filled out an intake form online, please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment start time (the time you booked for). If you are a returning client, 5 minutes prior to your start time is perfect!
What kind of massage should I book?
The Integrated massage is the most popular because we can pull from any modality that your body may need! Any massage can be integrated though and the list of styles is there for your own knowledge. You can book a deep tissue and add on TMJD massage, as well as Reiki.
Does massage have to be painful to be effective?
Absolutely not! It is sometimes we find that with a lighter pressure and slower movements, the soft tissue can release quicker than if the therapist uses a firmer approach from the start.
Is there anything I should be doing pre and post massage?
Hydrate! Water will help keep your circulation moving at a healthy rate and allow you to keep the blissed out massage feeling that we love so much. Staying hydrated pre and post massage will allow the toxins that have been released from the muscle tissue to be flushed out. Healthy snack! Helps re-fuel your body. Try to avoid a big meal right before your session. Postpone your work-out! Or work-out before. This allows your body to integrate the therapeutic benefits you received from your massage. Hot bath or shower. Heat increases blood flow in your body and assists with relaxation of muscles. You can also heat up a rice pack and use on specific areas like the neck. This can help with any stiffness you may experience from more detailed and targeted work. Use tools like massage balls, stretching and foam rollers in between sessions. This helps you feel good and allows results to last significantly longer in between treatments.
What is TMJD Massage? (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
This type of massage helps those who are experiencing some of the following symptoms:
Pain or tenderness of your jaw
Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
Aching pain in and around your ear
Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
Aching facial pain
Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
Headaches & migraines
TMJD massage can be incorporated into any massage, no need to specify when booking. The therapist will not only be assessing and working on your jaw, neck and chest region, but the hips are an integral part of this treatment as well. Most clients experiencing TMJD issues also will feel tension in their hips and may not realize the two are interconnected! We also utilize the intra-oral technique, which entails the therapist putting on gloves and addressing the muscles inside the mouth that are connected to the TMJ.