FAQ Massage Therapy

Do I need to fully undress?

No, you can dress or undress to your comfort level. Your entire body will be draped appropriately only exposing the particular body areas being addressed. Please keep in mind that in order to optimize the massage, minimal clothing is best.

Do I have to get a full body massage?

No, if you have areas you do not wish to be addressed I certainly will honor that request. We will talk about any of these concerns before we start the session. As your massage is customized for you, we can focus the areas of the body that need the most work.

What is Swedish Massage vs Deep Tissue/Deep Pressure?

Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is beneficial for increasing the oxygen level in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, and improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Deep tissue or Deep Pressure massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure at various points in the body is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension and knots. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

How will I feel after the massage
 or bodywork session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. This will help flush the toxins out of your body.

How do I book my appointment?

You may schedule your appointment via phone or email Al Kohen whatever is most convenient for you. Please remember to specify your preference for what day of the week and times of day are best for you.