About Massage | Bodywork
Our Therapeutic Team has Almost 90 Years of Experience, Collectively.
Therapeutic Massage sessions are individually tailored to each client’s needs. Our menu consists of session lengths, not styles. Our therapists will talk with you to help determine whether deep tissue, gentle relaxation or a combination of techniques is best suited for your needs.
Benefits of Massage:
Reduced muscle tension
Stimulation of the lymphatic system
Reduction of stress hormones
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility
Improved skin tone
Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
Heightened mental alertness
Reduced anxiety and depression
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage therapy helps melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness, and increase circulation and metabolism. Hot stones, when coupled with massage, also help to expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body.
What does it Do?
The tape works by providing sensory input through sub-cutaneous (below the skin) free nerve endings. For many, it’s like taking a bit of massage therapy home with you.
How Does It Work
Kinesiology tape or as it has become known, “K-Tape”, is primarily used to treat pain. The tape essentially works as a communication system between the area of pain and the brain (central nervous system). It does this by providing sensory input to the skin.
What to Expect at a Moon River Massage
Frequently Asked Questions
You will be properly covered or draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. No areas will be exposed without your consent. You should always let your therapist know if you are uncomfortable for any reason during your massage session.
You should undress to your desired level of comfort. About half of our clients prefer to be completely undressed, while the other half prefers to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.
Many clients are unsure if and/or how much they should tip their massage therapist. It is truly a personal preference. Tipping is common in this industry and your therapists appreciate your recognition of their service.
It’s ok, your body obviously needs the rest. We will continue to work, only waking you to turn over.
Therapists are trained to work in a side lying position. This is your time and your comfort is our concern. Every therapist has their own protocol; however, all of these are adaptable to your comfort level. I.e. you don’t want to lie face down, you don’t want your feet touched, you want just your upper body worked on, you don’t like deep (or light) pressure. Share any and all concerns during your intake review with your therapist.
No, each room will have its own music library and if there is something you would rather listen to, please tell your therapist.
If you have the ability to relax and not over exert yourself, that is ideal. Some people may experience soreness 24-48 hours after a deep tissue massage; almost like a hard workout. We recommend an Epsom Salt bath after a massage (especially a deep tissue one) and drinking plenty of water (which is always a good practice.)