I have compiled the most common questions I hear from clients related to massage, energy work, and other information. Contact me by email if you have further questions not discussed here. Please feel free to ask!
How Can Massage Help Me?
Massage therapy helps treat a variety of health conditions, especially stress and tension related diseases. The medical community estimates that anywhere from 80%-90% of disease is related in some way to chronic stress, tension and fatigue. I am trained in many different modalities and bring many therapies to the table besides basic massage when working with clients. If massage at a spa has not worked to relieve your pain, your limited mobility, or your tension, please give my therapy a try. It works!
Will I be exposed during the massage?
The massage table is set up just like your bed at home, with a top and bottom sheet and when necessary a blanket.
When your therapist leaves the room you will undress to your comfort level. You then will lay down in between the two sheets and await the return of your therapist who will knock before entering the room. Only the body part being worked at the time will ever be exposed. Your pelvic area will always be covered. For the ladies your chest will be covered during treatment while lying on your back. If you are having pain in the low back or the buttock I will work that area only with your consent.
What do I wear to a massage treatment?
Dress comfortably in clothing that you would not mind getting oil on. If coming in after work, it is nice to bring a change of clothes. Come as you are and be prepared to relax and enjoy!
How can I benefit the most from my Massage?
*Avoid caffeinated products for at least 2 hrs prior to treatment.
*Massages benefits continue for many hours after treatment, so take it easy.
* Drink lots of water in the first 2 hrs after massage.
*Be on a massage treatment schedule. A 4-6 wk interval is recommended.
*After your massage soak in a hot bath with Epsom salt and rinse. This is especially helpful after therapeutic treatments.
*Talk to your therapist about what is best for you.
What is Reiki/ Pranic Healing/ Energy Work?
Our bodies are made, obviously, of flesh and bone but there is a more subtle side to our being. What gives animation to the bone and muscles? What gives us different personalities? What is it we feel when we say, “That person has good vibes” or “I like being near this person”? It is the energy given off by an individual called Prana in India, Chi in China, and Ki in Japan. This energy field surrounds the body and is comprised of 7 centers that govern different aspects of your personality/body. Your survival instincts, your feelings, your intuition, your connections to others and nature are all governed in these centers. These centers are called the Chakras, meaning in Sanskrit, “spinning wheel” and these centers together make up the field of energy that animates your body called the aura. Energy work is all the same, with minor variations in process, working with these centers and the auric field. When we have a trying time in our life, experience a major loss, have unforeseen changes thrust upon us, or have been sick our energy centers can get out of alignment and make us feel depleted. The other spectrum is possible, that the centers can become over activated due to long term pressures, stressers, or illness and make us be otherwise unbalanced. All energy work is designed to bring you back into equilibrium, back into balance, and restore your natural state of being. Each persons experience will be completely unique to them and depending on what you are experiencing in your life and what your goals are for the session will determine which therapy is best suited to you at that time. Please feel free to contact me for further information or be adventurous and schedule yourself or a loved one a session today!
What Payment methods do you accept?
Payment is accepted with either cash, check or gift certificate in your name. In an effort to keep massage and energy work accessible to everyone, I do not have a credit/debit card terminal for processing payments. In the event you do need to use a credit card/debit card you can pre-purchase a gift certificate for a loved one or yourself by using the Gift Certificate Tab located above on the website. Your payment for the gift certificate will go through a third party biller and I will never see your credit card information. Be sure to complete the last review and click complete purchase. If you do not recieve a confirmation email immediately you may have forgot to click the final confirmation link. If you have any difficulties with online purchasing email me at Christy@whiteflowerbodywork.com so that I may get back to you ASAP, even if I am away from the office.