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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Where will my Therassage session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the therapist be present when I disrobe?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be treated?
What will the Therassage or feel like?
What is a Therassage?
What should I do during the Therassage session?
How will I feel after the Therassage session?
What are the benefits of a Therassage?
Are there any medical conditions that would make a Therassage inadvisable?

Where will my Therassage session take place?
Your Therassage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. You may also be shown stretches or movements to enhance the effects of treatment. 

Must I be completely undressed?
Most Therassage techniques are performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.  Some work may best be accomplished if you wear a sport bra and cycle type shorts.  Your therapist will suggest if needed for a upcoming session. 

Will the therapist be present when I disrobe?
After discussing a treatment plan, the therapist will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.  Glute work can be done through the sheet, express to the therapist your preference.  

What parts of my body will be treated?
A typical Therassage is detailed; thouroughly treating specific areas of concern.  It may or may not include the entire body.  Each session is usually concluded with some relaxing strokes over the entire back to encourage integration of the treatment and promote relaxation. The therapist always will ask you if there is anything else that needs attention before concluding the session.  Unlike a relaxation massage, feel free to talk during the session; relate to the therapist when the discomfort is too intense, or if the method is having effect and the restriction releasing.  

What will the Therassage or bodywork feel like?
Many clients have experienced relaxing Swedish Massage, but a Therassage is an entirely different experience.  Our goal is to treat and resolve soft tissue issues.  Your therapist will explain and educate you  about each technique used and what you may feel when restrictions in the tissues release.  You should communicate immediately if you feel intense discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Therassage is most effective when your body is not resisting. This method is purposely designed to be slow, yet deliberate to allow the tissue to release on its own; rather than be forced.  Any discomfort felt should be a "good hurt", not going above a 6-7 in a 10 is worst, pain scale.   

What is Therassage?
Many clients are curious as to what Therassage is.   This signature bodywork technique is a hybrid of myofascial and trigger point therapy which treats fascial planes or kinetic chains.  Muscles do not function alone in the body....they affect and are affected by adjoining connective tissues.  More lasting and complete relief comes with this approach.  After treatment, the area is stretched and soothed with some gliding strokes to bring some fresh circulation to the area.  You may be taught some posture and movement re-education which will encourage more permanent change in your tissues and prevent painful episodes from recurring.

What should I do during the Therassage session?
Prior to the Therassage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the Therassage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner 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, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the Therassage session?
Though it's not a relaxation massage, most people feel very relaxed! You'll experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension, injury, 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. Since tissues released were stuck in a state of 'work', some report an unusual weak or 'noodly' feeling, like the exhaustion felt after an intense workout.  it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your Therassage, as tissues need water between layers to keep them in areleased state and gliding properly. There may be minimal soreness, which will be at peak the 2nd day after the session.  Each day following, you'll have more ease of movement and any soreness will dissipate.

What are the benefits of a Therassage?
Therassage releases chronic muscular tension and pain, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility, reduces mental and physical fatigue and stress, promotes faster healing of injured muscular tissue and improves posture.  Therassage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make Therassage inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the therapist asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the therapist 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 our services prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.  If your have a fever, flu or unusual skin eruption....it would be best to reschedule your session. 

 

 

 

 

 

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