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FAQs

What can I expect when I get a massage?

Prior to your massage, your therapist will ask you to complete a simple heath questionnaire and will then discuss your unique needs. She or he will explain what the massage will be like, how to get on and off the massage table, what you can expect to happen during the massage, what kind of draping to expect and any other issues or concerns you may have.

I’m a bit nervous about taking my clothes off, should I be concerned?

During the massage you will be fully draped and only the part of your body the therapist is working on will be exposed. After that area is completed, you will be re-draped. You may disrobe down to your level of comfort. Private areas are NEVER exposed.

What is the difference among a massage therapist, a massage practitioner, and a masseuse/masseur?

These terms are often used interchangeably. The most important thing to look for is that your therapist, regardless of how they refer to themselves, is certified by the appropriate regulatory agency. In the Commonwealth of Virginia, all practicing massage therapists must have a current certificate issued by the Virginia State Board of Nursing. You may request to see this certificate.

What types of massage are there?

The types of massage styles are quite extensive. At Ki Massage Therapy we practice a number of styles, which you can review here: www.kimassagethrapry.com/style. Other styles of massage therapy may include such modalities as Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, Structural Muscular Balancing, Thai Massage, Shiatsu, and many others.

I’m very physically active and have some old injuries. Can massage help me?

If you have an injury or illness you should first check with your primary care physician before making your massage appointment. Massage can improve circulation. This aids in reducing the adhesions and scar tissue in the soft tissues. Massage also aids in re-establishing full function of the muscle and improves range of motion. Massage is often an important part of athletic training routines.

I had an accident and still feel some pain and stiffness. Can massage help me?

If you have an injury or illness you should first check with your primary care physician before making a massage appointment. Massage can help reduce pain and stiffness by stretching and relaxing muscles to help them perform better. Massage can also improve circulation to the affected area of the body. Massage can help break down adhesions in the muscles.

I’m seeing a doctor for my injuries (or illness). Can I still get a massage?

If you have an injury or illness, it’s always a good idea to check with your primary care physician before you schedule a massage. There are times when a massage is not advisable including when you have a fever, have a contagious condition, or in some cases, under the care of a health care professional. We welcome written approval from your doctor or chiropractor.

How often should I get a massage?

There is no set answer for this question. It depends entirely on you and your needs and health goals. Some people come weekly, others every other week, some wait monthly or longer between massages.

Do you work with seniors?

Certainly! Massage therapy can help relax painful muscles and increase range of motion with regular sessions. Ask about our senior discount.

Is massage just for fun or are there real benefits?

Massage is one of the few things in life that feels good and is good for you. Many recent scientific studies have shown how effective massage can be in improving both your physical and mental condition. Massage positively affects every system in your body. It helps you perform more efficiently and feel less tension. AND it’s fun. For more information on the benefits of massage, click here.