holistic touch
Frequently Asks Questions
You may have some of the same questions frequently asked members of the Holistic Touch family. We hope the answers are informative.
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, private room. Soft music may be played to help you relax.
Who will perform the massage or bodywork?
A professional therapist who has been trained in a variety of techniques will conduct your session. All of our massage and bodywork therapists are licensed by the state of Georgia.
Although no two massages are exactly alike, you may request a certain technique.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. Flexible clothing is recommended for stretching therapy. You will be properly covered or draped during the session.
Will the therapist be present when I disrobe?
The therapist will leave the room before you undress and gently knock on the door to make sure you are ready before reentering.
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 will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
You and the therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals or breasts.
Will lubricant be used?
A light oil or lotion may be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lubricants used should hydrate the skin and be readily absorbed.
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
It depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes, which will help to calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork. Feel free to discuss with your therapist the methods he or she uses.
How long will the session last?
The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60-to-90 minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Make yourself comfortable. The therapist will either gently move you or tell you when rolling over is needed. Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask the therapist questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular techniques you are receiving.
Above all, enjoy yourself.