Massage FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Massage Therapy

  1. What should I expect during my first visit?

  2. I’m modest – what should I wear during my massage?

  3. What should I do during the session?

  4. How will the massage feel?

  5. How will I feel after the massage?

  6. How can I get rid of the soreness?

  7. Do you have any questions that haven’t been answered here?

  1. What should I expect during my first visit?
    At the beginning of your first visit the therapist will ask you to fill out an intake form  (health history). It is very important that you complete this form as accurately as possible and list all injuries and medications that you take, as there may be reasons that you shouldn’t get massage at this time. Once you have completed the form your therapist will take you to the massage room where your session will take place and carefully go over the form with you to help determine if there are any areas that should be focused on during the massage. Your information is kept confidential. If you would like to schedule to receive a massage in Charlotte, please contact us!
  2. I’m modest – what should I wear during my massage?
    Your comfort is one of the most important parts of the massage. If you aren’t comfortable, then you can’t relax and it will be more difficult for the therapist to work the muscles so that you feel better. You will be covered by a sheet during the session, except for the area being worked on. You are welcome to wear running shorts and a t-shirt if you prefer. Your comfort during sessions is very important so that you will get the full benefit of massage.
  3. What should I do during the session?
    Just relax. Your therapist will check in with you occasionally during the session in order to assess your continued comfort. The therapist will move you or ask you to move if need be. If you would rather talk during the session, that is all right too. The therapist will take his cue from you.  To schedule an appointment with a massage therapist in Charlotte, NC, give us a call at 704.996.1460.
  4. How will the massage feel?
    That depends on what type of massage you are having and what techniques the therapist uses. For Swedish massage there should be no pain at all, only light soothing strokes. For Deep Tissue or Medical massage in Charlotte, there may be a little pain or discomfort since these techniques go deeper to the tight, sore muscles.
  5. How will I feel after the massage?
    Most types of massage release endorphins into the bloodstream, so immediately after the massage most people feel relaxed and maybe a little light headed. For a couple of days after the massage you may feel a little sore because toxins in the muscles have been released into the bloodstream.
  6. How can I get rid of the soreness?
    Most therapists will recommend drinking plenty of water to help flush your body’s systems. You may also need to take a hot bath with a cup of Epsom salts or two cups of Apple Cider Vinegar. The salts will draw some of the toxins out so that you are less sore, but may dry out the skin. The vinegar also draws out the toxins but it moisturizes the skin. After Medical or Neuromuscular massage the therapist may also recommend ice for 20 minutes on the area that was worked to help stop any possible inflammation.
  7. Do you have any questions that haven’t been answered here?
    If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here please feel free to call me at (704) 996-1460 or e-mail me at healingtouch@carolina.rr.com. We offer a full range of Massage services and would love to provide massage therapy to you!