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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Massage

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?

A  Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a Swedish massage, your session may 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 relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?

There are numerous 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.

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.

Must I be completely undressed?

 

Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

What parts of my body will be massaged?

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

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?


Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another 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.

 

Facial

How Can My Skin Benefit From a Facial Treatment?
 

Facial treatments are part of regular skin upkeep. This service can be used to calm acne inflammation, moisturize a dry face, and a number of other results. A facial deeply cleans the skin, removing buildups of oil and flakes. Whiteheads and blackheads may be removed if extractions are performed. A hydrating mask completes the service and leaves skin feeling smooth, soft, and rejuvenated.


When Should I Not Get a Facial Treatment?

 

No cosmetic service should ever be performed on seriously sunburned or injured skin.  Other than these conditions, facial treatments are good for all ages and skin types.

 

Which Facial Treatment is Right For My Skin?
 

We will examine specific skin issues. Those with acne could choose our acne clearing facial, which older individuals could choose our anti-aging facial. Those with combination skin can talk to our aestheticians to decide which products will produce the best results.

 

Wax

How long is long enough for my hair to get waxed? 

 

About ¼ inch so the wax can effectively grab the hair.

 

The hair down there: What’s the difference between a bikini line, bikini full and bikini Brazilian wax? A:

 

Bikini line is a basic tidy; we wax the sides and across the top. If you’re wearing a bikini, this will prevent any hairs from "peeking out".

Bikini (full) is the next step and allows you to take off as much or as little hair as you like off the front. If you want to leave a small "landing strip", triangle or nothing at all, it’s up to you!

Bikini Brazilian goes from the front, all the way to the back with an added butt strip. This is perfect for a completely nude look or you can leave a neat triangle on the front. Choose your style!

** All questions and answers are the most common questions asked and based off of other industry professionals.