Body Retreat Studio
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What to Expect

Where Will My Bodywork Session Take Place?  Your bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

What Parts of My Body Will Be Massaged?  You and your therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your Swedish massage session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body Swedish massage 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. Click on this link to learn about other methods offered by other practitioners.

How Long Will the Session Last?  The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session. 

What Should I Do During the Bodywork Session? Make yourself comfortable. your therapist 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. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.  

How Will I Feel After the Bodywork Session?  Most people feel very relaxed and calm. 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. 

What Are the Benefits of Bodywork?  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. Bodywork is also known to promote relaxation, better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. 

Are There Any Medical Conditions That Would Make Bodywork Inadvisable?  Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before we begin your session,your therapist will ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform me 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 bodywork prior to any session.We may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

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