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Frequently Asked Questions

        The skilled professionals at Footloose Massage Center have a commitment to helping our customers understand the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy.

        It is our sincere hope that clarifying some frequently asked questions will encourage you to include massage therapy as a proactive approach to your health.

Q: What are some of the benefits of massage?

  • Stress relief
  • Pain reduction
  • Increased circulation
  • Improved immune function
  • Improved lymphatic flow

Q: How often should I get massage?

  • Consistent massage has a cumulative benefit: much like changing your diet or increasing your exercise, improved flexibility and well-being will be noticed with consistent massage. Chronic conditions and/or pain may necessitate more frequent appointments. It depends on your needs. Please talk with any of our therapists for more information.

Q: What if I have medical conditions?

  • If you have a cardiovascular or neurological conditions, diabetes, cancer, warts, skin issues, or are pregnant or have other medical conditions that may affect sensation, circulation, or the health of your feet/body, please make us aware so as not to place yourself at risk. Some medical conditions may require a signed doctor's release prior to receiving treatment.

Q: Should I get a massage even if I don't have aches or pains?

  • Absolutely! Receiving bodywork is an opportunity to release tension that has accumulated in the body due to stress, physical activity, injuries, repetitive usage, and/or holding patterns. Massage brings awareness to areas in your body that need attention. It enhances other relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, bio-feedback and hypnosis. It increases flexibility, which aids performers and athletes. Everybody benefits from getting a massage!.

Q: What is a Swedish massage?

  • Swedish massage is a system using long strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles.

Q: What are the lumps I feel around my shoulders?

  • Many people carry their stress in the shoulder area. Those lumps are a binding together of tissues (fascia) due to stress, repetitive strain or past injury.

Q: Must I completely undress for a table massage?

  • You only have to remove whatever clothing you feel comfortable removing. Only the area being worked on is uncovered. Other parts of the body remain covered with a sheet.

Q: What is deep tissue massage?

  • A deep tissue massage relaxes the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on contracted areas. It is called "deep tissue" because it focuses on deeper layers of muscle tissue.

Q: What is foot reflexology?

  • Reflexology is based on the principal that there are points on the hands and feet that correspond to other parts in the body (organs, glands, and systems.) When there is imbalance somewhere in the body, it can be addressed by treating reflexology points in the feet.