Frequently Asked Questions – Massage by Netranie
It is best to eat at least 2 hr before your massage session. Your body will not focus on digestion instead of being relaxing, also eating right before a massage can cause an upset stomach with all the strokes and pressure on your back
Certain conditions may require your physician approval before receiving a massage. These may include high blood pressure, acute inflammation, fever, recent trauma, certain heart condition, as well as, high-risk pregnancy.
In NYS there are strict regulations regarding educations which include a minimum, of course, hours and state board exams. Many schools require the therapists to study anatomy, physiology, medical massage, ethics, clinic and study in various techniques. Other states vary in their requirements.
After your massage, you may feel deeply relaxed. Take a few moments to rest and enjoy the sensation of well-being. Take your time getting up from the table or mat. If you need assistance, ask your therapist to assist you. You will be left alone to dress. It is very helpful to drink fresh, pure water after your massage to help your body gain equilibrium.
Some pain or discomfort may or may not be experienced during the session. Pain is an indication of an area that may need more work or may be cause for referral to a physician. If there is an excessive pain, be sure to let your therapist know right away. Techniques can be varied to avoid excessive pain. In general, however, massage is painless and very relaxing.
The treatment room may be brightly lit at times, other times it may be dimly lit. There is music playing during your massage treatment. If at any time you find the music or the lighting to be distracting or disturbing, do not hesitate to request that your therapist changes it.
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to your massage therapist and proper draping techniques are used to ensure modesty. Note; that while complete disrobing is not necessary for some techniques, other massage techniques do require contact with the skin and you need only disrobe to your level of comfort. The choice is all yours.
Most massage therapists do not accept health insurance as payment for service. However, all massage therapists should provide you with a receipt that you may submit to your health insurance provider for reimbursement. Fees are payable at the time of your massage.