It depends on your current issues and general physical condition, on the therapist’s recommendation, and on your own discernment. After each treatment the therapist will give you an updated assessment, suggestions for a course of further treatments, and recommendations of frequency of follow-up or ongoing treatments.
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Your therapist will ask you about what you are looking for, then she will leave the room while you undress, lie on the massage table and cover your body with the sheets provided. You can leave your underwear on if you like, or remove it if you prefer.
During the treatment the therapist will take care to keep your private areas covered at all times. During the treatment the therapist might ask you questions about the pressure, might ask you to breathe deeply at certain times, or might ask questions about how a specific technique feels, especially if she is working on a particular injury or condition.
We encourage you to stay present with what is happening in your body as you receive the treatment. You don’t need to fill the space with talking, unless it makes you more comfortable to do so; sometimes talking is needed and is good. If you would like to stay quiet, you can let your therapist know.
When the treatment is completed, the therapist will let you know and leave the room so that you can dress. She will wait for you in the reception area to give you her last recommendations and see how you feel.
What Should I Expect After A Massage?
Once your treatment is finished you will check out at the front desk and book your next appointment. Drink lots of water after a massage - it helps move toxins out of the body. You might feel relaxed or tired after your appointment; the day after you might feel sore.
Can I Work Out As Usual When I Have A Massage The Same Day?
It is optimal to let your body adjust to the changes after the treatment without additional challenges. Exercise is not contraindicated, but it would be better to work out before your treatment than after.
What's The Difference Between General, Relaxation, And Deep Tissue Massage? Which Should I Choose?
If you are unsure of what to book, book a general massage therapy. When you arrive for your appointment you can communicate your needs to your therapist and she will recommend the optimal modality. Relaxation massage is gentler than deep tissue massage, which focuses on specific areas and employs greater pressure.
Can I Ask My Therapist For A Silent Massage?
Yes, you can. We support clear communication. Don’t hesitate to say what you need.
Can I Bring My Child To A Massage? Is There An Age Limit?
Yes, you can bring a child if they are older than 7 years. You can bring your baby for a craniosacral treatment. We recommend short treatments for kids - 30 to 45 minutes long.
Do You Accept Walk Ins?
We do not take “walk ins”. It is best to book your appointment well in advance so you can choose the therapist and schedule that best suits you. Sometimes, however, we do have availability for same day bookings. It’s always worth checking the website.
Are Your Therapists Licensed And Experienced?
Yes. All our massage therapists are registered under a massage association and licensed by the city of Edmonton. Our acupuncturists are registered by the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta. Our manual osteopathic therapist is registered by the osteopathic association, CMMOTA. All members of our team have extensive experience in their respective specializations.
Do You Have Free Parking?
Yes, we have free private parking in the back of the property. Additional free parking is available on the street.
Do You Offer Couples Massage? Can Each Person Bill Through Their Insurance?
Yes, we do couples massage. In fact, we specialize in couples massages treatments. And yes, each person can be billed through their insurance provider. We do need a credit card on file to reserve your spot. We won’t charge the credit card unless you don’t show up. Review cancellation/no show policy
Can I Book Online?
Yes, you can. Click here. To book couples massage you will need to call us at (780) 432-4803.