Frequently Asked Questions

Do you ever work on men?

Our focus is on women’s health, therefore, Metamorphic Massage for Women is for women only.  However, we will be happy to refer you to therapists who are located close by.

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.

I’m pregnant!  When can I get a massage?

For pregnant women, even during the first trimester, it is generally  safe to receive massage. If you are considered a high risk pregnancy, please call Linda to discuss before scheduling.  If you have had multiple miscarriages in the past, or have gotten pregnant via IVF, massage will not be performed during the first trimester. Deeper massage on the lower back is not performed until after the first trimester is complete.

How long does a session last?

We schedule both 60- and 90-minute sessions.  A full body can be done during this time, or your therapist may discuss focusing on only a portion of your body, depending on your specific needs.

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?

Short Answer:  Heaven.

Long Answer: That depends on the techniques used.  The session usually begins with gentler work 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.

We 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?

For most massage sessions, we use a professional massage lotion that usually leaves you feeling moisturized, but not greasy.  The lotion does not contain parabens. We also use jojoba oil, which is close to the oil produced by your skin.  Specialty sessions may include other oils, as listed in the service description. The products we use on you are products we would use on ourselves.  (Linda is very picky as to what she puts on her body.)

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. Abdominal work may be performed if requested or deemed necessary after a our pre-session discussion.  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.  We 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?

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

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