New experiences are hard for us stubborn humans. Unfortunately, massage is often one of those things that SOUNDS great but can be a little intimidating for the inexperienced. I mean…you don’t typically seek out allowing strangers to enter your personal space, much less put their hands on you! However, the pros FAR outweigh the cons, which is why Healing Hands began as a massage business and then expanded to provide both individual massages in our studio and corporate massages for employees on-site. Check out this awesome article on Forbes.com on benefits of massages for executives. Hint: it includes increased creativity and productivity, and decreased stress. If that isn’t good for business I don’t know what is.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
Why don’t you offer sessions shorter than 60 min at your studio?
Because it’s simply not enough time to work the entire body, and we believe in addressing the entire body, not just the area that’s bothering you at the moment. The body is an interconnected system, and chances are good that the pain or discomfort you’re experiencing is related to multiple areas of your body!
However, for onsite corporate wellness massages, we can do 30-minute table sessions focusing specifically on either upper or lower body, as the point is to reap the benefits in a short amount of time. We also offer chair massage sessions for as short as 10 minutes (no oil or lotion is used in these cases and the focus is limited to neck/back/arms).
How often should I get a massage?
That’s easy. Your body will tell you, listen to it! We typically recommend a minimum of once a month. This is why we created our massage membership program for our studio, where you get rewarded for taking care of your body with special rates (approximately a 15-20% discount on EVERY massage you get). All you commit to is a minimum of one massage per month, but you get the discount even if you decide to treat yourself to one every single day!
Do I have to be completely undressed?
Totally up to you, however private areas are always properly draped/covered. If you’re looking for lower back work, it’s often easier for the therapist if underwear is removed), but this is by no means mandatory. For our corporate clients receiving chair massage, employees are always fully clothed.
If I want a really deep massage, should I see a male therapist? Not necessarily! We take GREAT pride in our team. They use proper body mechanics to create deep pressure, regardless of gender. We’ve never had anyone say their therapist was unable to accommodate the level of pressure they desired.
Can I talk during my session? Again, up to you! The therapist doesn’t usually talk as it’s meant to be a relaxing experience for the client. The only exception is to ask you about the pressure level and if you’d like it to be adjusted to your particular needs. But please, if you have ANY feedback or questions, don’t be afraid to ask. We want to give you the best and most personalized experience possible.