Here are a few Frequently asked Questions:
What should I expect from my first massage session?
- It is recommended to come to your first appointment 10-15 mins early to carefully fill out your massage intake forms. Your Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) will greet you up front and take you back to your treatment room. In the treatment room you will discuss your health history form and massage preferences. You will discuss what you would like to have treated that day. Your LMT will leave the room to allow you to disrobe and comfortably get onto the table under the blankets. Some people choose to remove all their clothing, while others leave on their undergarments or other articles of clothing. Please disrobe to your comfort level. Your LMT will ask you periodically whether the pressure is comfortable. Feel free to communicate with your massage therapist. Based upon your preference, you can expect a nice, quiet, and relaxing massage. It is okay to fall asleep and snore! There will be calming music playing in the background; unless you request a different genre of music. Your LMT will let you know when your massage is complete and leave the room while you dress. When you are ready, open the door and proceed to the front of the clinic. Your LMT will provide water, self-care advice, ask about a follow up, and recommend a treatment plan for your massages. Feel free to ask your therapist any questions. Lastly, once up front the office receptionist will book your next appointment.
Must I be completely undressed?
- Traditionally Massages are performed when the patient is unclothed; however, it is entirely up to the patient what you wear during your massage. Undress to your comfort level. You will be properly draped/covered during the entire massage.
Can I get a massage while pregnant?
- Yes! Our massage therapists are trained in giving a prenatal massage. They are well experienced with this type of massage.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
- Yes. It is imperative that before your massage begins, that you have let the massage therapist know of any changes in your medical history. It is important that you also inform the massage therapist of medications you are taking.
How will I feel after the massage?
- Most people feel very relaxed. Depending on the type of massage, you may be sore. Some people want to take a nap after the massage. Once the initial period of feeling slowed down has dissipated, some experience increased energy, enhanced mood, improvement in flexibility, and alleviated pain. Many patients follow up the massage with an adjustment by our Chiropractors.
How long should I wait in between my massage and being adjusted?
- You can get adjusted immediately following your massage. The release of tension and muscle spasm tends to help your body respond to the adjustment easier.
What are the benefits of massage?
- Massage can help with release chronic tension and pain from repetitive motions or past injuries, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce stress and fatigue, promote faster healing, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure.
Are your massage therapist licensed?
- Yes! All of our massage therapist have passed their boards and are licensed through the state of Montana.
How much do the massages Cost?
- 30 min - $40
- 60 min - $70
- 90 min - $100
What happens if I fall asleep during my massage?
- It is quite common for patients to fall asleep during a relaxing massage. Some massage therapist typically take this as a compliment and a sign that you are enjoying your massage. Enjoy your massage experience and don’t expect yourself to stay awake the entirety of the massage. It is okay to snore. Due to the deep relaxation state, your body and mind tends to “rest”.
What should I wear to a massage if I want to keep my clothes on?
- It is best to wear loose fitting clothes or athletic clothes. (For females, removing your bra will allow the therapist to provide you the appropriate work to your back). Your modesty is respected.
How Should I prepare for the Massage?
- The effectiveness of your massage can be maximized with these few helpful tips:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Think about what you would like to get from your session. Is your goal to rehab an injury or relaxation.
- Be aware that certain areas may need more than one session to feel a difference. Remember, it didn’t get that way overnight. Please be patient with your body.
Expectations and Rights
The client is expected to demonstrate good hygiene and not use illegal drugs or alcohol before the session (the use of drugs and alcohol make it unsafe for a client to receive massage). Clients and therapists are expected to refrain from any behavior of a sexual nature, including sexual jokes, nicknames, or immodest conduct. Sexual behavior from the client toward the therapist is inappropriate and will lead to the termination of the session and refusal of further service.
The therapist and the client have the right to end the session at any time should they feel dissatisfied or uncomfortable with the session in any way. Purvis Chiropractic is focused on THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE ONLY! Any sexual advances, innuendo or inappropriate touch is EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN!