Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be naked?

I ask that you only undress to your comfort level, whatever that may be. You will never be fully exposed during your massage. There will be a sheet and a blanket over you and I will only expose the part of the body I am working on at that time.

What happens if I fall asleep?

Falling asleep is very common. I will continue the massage and gently wake you once it is completed. In school, we were taught that someone falling asleep during a massage is considered a compliment because it means that the client is relaxed and comfortable.

What is cupping therapy?

In cupping therapy, special cups are placed on the skin for a few minutes creating a suction seal. The suction and negative pressure inside the cups helps to loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, reduce inflammation, and sedate the nervous system. It has been shown to help with back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite.

What are the bruises left after cupping therapy?

While they may look similar, the marks left after cupping therapy are not bruises. Due to the suction of the cups, small, painless capilaries may burst. These marks are generally painless and fade away after a few days.

What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation which pinpoints and treats problem areas. Through applied knowledge of trigger points, it can address postural distortion, biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression syndrome, and ischemia.

Is Neuromuscular Therapy painful?

This particular form of treatment can be uncomfortable, but at no time should you feel pain. If I am using too much pressure or am holding a position that causes pain, it is important that you let me know so that I can adjust what I am doing to suit your needs.