Frequently Asked Questions

Metamorphic Massage For Women
Linda Zukowski, NC LMBT #5951,  BCTMB #442033-00
8384 Six Forks Rd, Suite 203
Raleigh, NC  27615
(919) 602-5742
By Appointment Only

Do you ever work on men?

My focus is on women’s health, therefore, my practice is for women only.  However, I do have other therapists I can recommend who are located in the same office space.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?

Yes.  That is why it is imperative that before you begin your session, please answer truthfully when the practitioner asks your general health questions.  An initial intake form must be completed before your first session.  It is important that you inform your 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 recommendation for massage prior to your session.  For pregnant women, during the first trimester, only light, relaxing work can be performed.  Deeper massage is not performed until after the first trimester is complete. If you have had miscarriages in the past, or have gotten pregnant via IVF, massage will not be performed during the first trimester.

How long does a session last?

The average full-body session lasts 60 to 90 minutes, depending on your needs.  If you have a limited amount of time, schedule a 30-minute session, to target a specific area, such as your back, neck, and shoulders or your legs and feet.

For the optimal session, I recommend scheduling a 60-  or 90-minute session.

What are the benefits of massage?

Massage can help relieve chronic pain and tension, increase flexibility, improve circulation, and improve posture.  It can also reduce stress, promote better sleep, improve concentration, and create an overall sense of well-being.

What does massage feel like?

That depends on the techniques used.  In a general relaxation massage, the session usually begins with long, sweeping strokes to relax your surface muscles, and calm your mind.  As your body begins to unwind, more specific areas may be worked with a little deeper pressure to help relieve specific issues.

It is important to communicate with the practitioner if there is any discomfort, so that she can change the level of pressure or the technique being used.

I do not believe in the “No Pain, No Gain” theory when it comes to massage.  There may be some discomfort when working a tight muscle, but if you are wincing, holding your breath, or uncomfortable with the pressure, the pressure is too much!

Where do the massage sessions take place?

The massages take place in a private, comfortable room.  Soft lighting and music help with the relaxation process.  The specially-designed table is covered with cozy flannel sheets and soft blankets.  You will be properly draped throughout the session, only the area of your body being massaged will be exposed.

Do I need to be completely undressed?

Massage techniques are traditionally performed on an unclothed body.  Many women choose to leave their underpants on.  You may choose what to wear for your own comfort.  You will be properly draped during your session.  The therapist leaves the room while you disrobe, relax onto the massage table, and cover yourself with the sheet and blanket.

Will some sort of oil or lotion be used?

Depending on what type of session you are needing, I may use essential oils blended into jojoba oil, or a light lotion made with natural ingredients. The products I use on you I would use on myself, and I am very picky as to what I put on my body.  Your skin usually feels soft and hydrated after a session.  If you feel you are oily, you may use the towel provided to wipe off before you dress.

What parts of my body will be massaged?

We will discuss the desired outcome of your session, which can determine which parts of your body require massage.  Generally, a full-body massage includes back, neck, shoulders, head, arms, hands, legs, and feet. It is often beneficial to touch on the majority of the body, as your hip can affect your jaw, your feet your entire body, your neck your forearm, and so on.

How will I feel after my massage?

Most people feel very relaxed.  Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains that are the result of tension, poor posture, or repetitive activity.

After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often feel increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity.  Sometimes, you might feel a little sore after the massage.  This usually goes away after 24 hours.

How often should I get a massage?

Every body is different.  Some people need massage every week, others every couple of weeks, and some can get by receiving  a massage once a month.  I generally make recommendations after your session as to what would be beneficial for you.  Whatever you choose, be consistent.  With consistency comes reduction of pain , stress, and discomfort.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

I understand that things come up, and you may have to cancel or reschedule you appointment. I ask that you give at least 24 hours notice, unless it is a dire emergency.  A cancellation fee may apply.  See our full cancellation policy for more information.


Metamorphic Massage For Women
(919) 602-5742