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Frequently Asked Questions:

Where will my massage take place?

At Blew Skies Holistic Massage, your massage session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Must I be completely undressed?

You may undress to your level of comfort. You will be lying under a blanket, between two sheets and properly draped during the entire session.


Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?

The practitioner will leave the room before you undress.  You will begin lying face-down, between the flat and fitted sheets with your head supported in a face cradle.  Your massage therapist will knock on the door and wait for your response before entering the room.


Will I be covered during the session?

You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?

A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, hands, legs, feet, head, neck, and shoulders.

What will the massage feel like?

A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a Swedish massage, sessions start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to release areas of muscular tension. A hypoallergenic massage lotion will be used to prevent excess friction and also hydrate skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage is most effective when your body is relaxed.

Are there different kinds of massage?

There are several types of massage; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic gliding and cross-kneading strokes, rocking movement, application of pressure to specific points, posture and movement re-education, and more. 


What is deep tissue massage?

In a deep tissue massage, your therapist applies slow, firm pressure to release the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).


Deep tissue works out deep muscle tension and can be used for recovery from a muscle strain. To acheive this, the therapist might apply greater pressure, and this can cause some discomfort before the muscle releases. 

What should I do during the massage session?

Take a deep breath and relax.  Feel free to ask the practitioner any questions. During the massage, you can take a nap or drift into solitude.  Make yourself comfortable.


The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm, or when it is time to turn over, onto your back. 


Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else.




If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.


How will I feel after the massage session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity.


Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. 


If you request a deep tissue massage, and the therapist works on an area of long-held, bound tissue, there is a chance you could experience some soreness the next day.  However, this should subside the following day.

What are the benefits of massage?

Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make a massage inadvisable?

Blew Skies Holistic Massage.  Manchester, Vermont.



















Yes. That's why it's important that the massage therapist reviews your general health before the massage starts. It is important to inform the massage therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you provide a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

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