Time to Relax???? LLC

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I cancel/change/reschedule my appointment?

Where will my  bodywork session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
What parts of my body will be worked with?
What will the  bodywork feel like?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the  bodywork session?
How will I feel after the  bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make bodywork inadvisable?

How do I cancel/change/reschedule my appointment?  

If you need to change/reschedule/cancel an appointment with more than 24 hrs notice:   simply go into the online scheduler and make the necessary changes.  You may also call/text or email me with the details of your appointment and what needs to be changed.   If you need to cancel/reschedule an appointment with less than 24 hrs notice, you must call me - voicemails are fine.  Please be aware that there is a $30 fee for appointments canceled with less than 24 hrs notice.  Exceptions to this policy are determined on a case by case basis.

Where will my bodywork session take place?
Your  bodywork 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? NO
Myofascial Release, sessions are done with the client wearing shorts and women additionally a sports bra or loose fitting tank top.  If you do not have proper clothing to change into for a session, you will be properly draped during the entire session.  It 's also recommended to not have lotion on your skin as sliding limiits the effectiveness of the techniques.  A top sheet and a blanket are also available if you get cold during your session.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe? NO
You will be given privacy to change & get onto the table and if necessary due to not having proper clothes, under the sheet and blanket.  

What parts of my body will be worked with?

That depends on the areas needing work that day.  All sessions you will not be touched in "private" areas of the body (women's breasts, male  and female genitals)..

What will the bodywork feel like?
A Myofascial Release session  may feel like: gentle compression and/or traction applied over several minutes.  The client may feel heat, burning, tingling, pulsing or a "springs unwinding" sensation. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure may feel like it is gradually increasing as areas of muscular tension soften.  You should communicate immediately if you need the therapist to ease up or halt. All forms of bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork? YES
The primary method of bodywork used at Time To Relax is called JFB myofasical release.  There are numerous other types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.  . 

What should I do during the  bodywork session?
Prior to the session, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the session, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Clients are encouraged to close their eyes, relax, soften into the work and feel what their body is communicating and relaying the information such as: if/when they need more or less pressure, a blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. 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 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 or tired, 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 session, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your session.  Occasionally, people will feel worse, more sore etc. for a day or two after a session as their body adjusts to the changes created by the session.  If soreness persists, the person may need to come in for another session to finish releasing whatever is "stuck" and causing the soreness.

What are the benefits of bodywork?
Bodywork 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. Bodywork 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 bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for  bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

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