During Massage

Questions. Answers. Others

Question:

Can I talk during the massage? Can I ask Melissa to stay quiet? 

Answer:

Absolutely. I try to follow each client's lead.  Some people don't want to talk at all. So if the person does not initiate conversation, then I stay quiet.  If the client wants to chat the entire time, that is fine with me too.  Again, I will follow your lead. 

Question:

Do I have to be covered with the flat sheet during the massage? What if I get hot. 

Answer:

Yes, you have to be covered the entire massage.  If you get hot, you can have a fan in the room we do the massage in, and if you have an ice pack we can use that to help you feel better, but you can not remove the sheets.  

Question:

What if I feel to exposed during the massage?

Answer:

Please tell me.  My goal is never to make you feel exposed or uncomfortable. I do my best to make sure your draping is conservative, but if you want things more conservative just tell me. 

Question:

Do I tell Melissa if the pressure is too hard or too soft? 

Answer:

Please do.  I know a lot of people don't say anything because they don't want to hurt the massage therapist's feelings, but it will hurt my feelings if I find out later that I went too hard or too gentle. 

Question:

Can Melissa feel my pain?

Answer:

No. Lots of people believe that a massage therapist while giving a massage, can somehow feel how much pressure they should be applying. I wish we could, but we can't. We look for non-verbal signs you might give, like if you tense your muscles, scrunch your face up, make a fist, etc. It is a bit easier to tell when I go too hard compared to when I don't go hard enough. 

Question:

Can Melissa go too hard in a massage? 

Answer:

Yes. When I do a deep tissue massage or cupping, I want your pain level to be at a 7 or below.  Everyone's 7 is different, and because I can't feel your pain, I rely on you to let me know when we reach the level. 

Question:

Does Melissa give everyone deep tissue massages? 

Answer:

Nope. I am trained in light or relaxation massages, like Swedish and Myofascial Release.  Also, Active Release Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and Cupping can all be done with light, medium, or deep pressure. 

So just because I give one person a deep tissue massage, does not mean I would do the same for their spouse, partner, friend, child, etc. 

Question:

Why did Melissa's hand just set in one spot for a really long time?  

Answer:

If I set my hand on one spot for a length of time it is because I am using a technique that calms the nerves down.  Nerves and muscles are interwoven so much that in order to get the muscles to feel better, I must address the nerves. 

Question:

What if something feels really good, but Melissa doesn't spend much time in that spot. What do I do?

Answer:

Tell me right away.  Again, I can't feel what you are feeling, so I rely on you to tell me what feels good. 

Question:

Can a massage make me feel emotional?

Answer:

Yes. Every once in awhile a client will have an emotional release, like wanting to cry.  That is ok and normal. It can be good too because stored up emotions can be a part of tight muscles. 

Question:

Is it normal to feel ticklish in weird areas? 

Answer: 

Yes.  This can be a sign of pain.  I can sometimes decrease that ticklish feeling by going slower, deep, or by covering the area with the flat sheet. 

Question:

Why does Melissa cover my feet to massage them?

Answer:

Most people's feet are ticklish and need a lot of attention, so it is just easier to cover everyone's feet than guess or remember which feet are ticklish and which are not. 
 

Question:

What if I have to go to the bathroom during the massage? 

Answer:

Let me know. You can wrap yourself in the flat sheet or if you have a robe in the room you can slip into that and go. 

Question:

What if I fart during the massage?

Answer:

Everyone farts. As long as it is not excessive, I will live.  I might add a bit more aromatherapy to the massage, but that is ok. 

Question:

What if my stomach makes noises?

Answer:

No big deal. That happens sometimes when you relax.  Having a light snack before your massage might help this, but sometimes it happens just because. 

Females

Question: What if I feel like my chest is being squashed when I am lying face down? What do I do? 

Answer: Tell Me.  I have what is called a T-bolster or I can have you lay on your side to make you more comfortable. 

Question:

(Pregnant) Is it normal for my baby to move around a lot during a massage? Is it normal for my baby to not move much? 

Answer: 

I have had babies move like crazy and I have had babies become really relaxed during a massage. So both are normal. 

Question:

What if I don't want my hair or face massaged because I don't want my make or hair messed up? 

Answer: Please tell me. I totally understand how that goes. Even though I do in-home massage, I realize you could be going places, have a homework situation going on, etc. 

Males

Question:

If I get an erection during the massage, will Melissa call the police? 

Answer: 

No. It can be common that a male might get an erection.  That is not a big deal to me, except if you start talking inappropriately or acting inappropriately. If that happens, then yes I will call the police. 

 

Text Melissa: 256.701-7870

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