Frequently Asked Questions
Temecula Massage Therapy FAQ
We've compiled a list of the most common questions our clients have asked. If you have any questions not listed, contact us!
Where will my session take place?
How can I book an appointment?
We've made it convenient to book with us through our Online Scheduler, or give us a call at (951) 200-4245 during our business hours (Tues-Sun: 10am-7pm).
What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?
We understand that life gets in the way, schedules change, and appointments have to be cancelled. We ask that you respect our therapists and other clients and give 24 hour notice when cancelling an appointment. Cancellations within 24 hours of your appointment may be charged the full rate of your session.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed and draped under sheets and a blanket. However, some of the work performed requires movement and under garments may be necessary. Some of the massage modalities we offer may also be performed fully clothed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
Areas to be massaged will be determined during your assessment before your session begins. Areas that will never be touched are the breasts and groin. A full body session typically includes the head, neck, chest, back, arms, glutes, thighs, calves, and feet. Abdomen work will always be communicated before performed to confirm comfort level. Always talk to your therapist about your comfort level and draping preferences.
What modalities and techniques do you utilize?
What should I do during the massage session?
The best receivers of massage focus their intention on one thing - letting go. Feel where your therapist is bringing awareness to in your body and focus on letting that specific muscle fiber release under your therapist's touch. If along the way, you feel you need to share something with your therapist, please do. We'll check in from time to time to make sure we're on point. So, try to resist the urge to move yourself for us! Let go and trust that you're safe and in good hands.
How will I feel after the massage?
Most therapy sessions will leave you feeling relaxed and limber. Ranges of motion open up and you'll stand a little straighter. Directly after your session, you may feel the need to use the bathroom. It's a good sign; your body is cleansing itself. For the next few days, you should sleep well and have boosted energy, improved focus, and greater productivity. Don't forget the most important piece of homework to feel good after a session; DRINK YOUR WATER!
Why is it so important to drink water after our session?
Your body releases minerals from your soft tissue during a massage. These minerals need to be removed, hence the water. If you don't drink your water, they can seep back into your soft tissue and stick. Ergo, you will be sore and stiff and not reap the full benefits of massage.
What are the benefits of massage?
There's an extremely long list of pains, diseases, and other conditions that massage therapy helps. To grasp the concept of what massage therapy does, think of it as a tool to balance your systems. Whether you're constipated or frequenting the bathroom too often, massage will help. Whether you're sleeping too much and need more energy or sleeping too little (and probably need more energy), massage will help. You have a weak bladder and can't hold it in for long, massage will help. For a more complete list of the body's reaction to massage therapy, see Benefits of Massage
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
Yes! That's why it's sometimes better to fill out the intake form online rather than just before your session. If you are under doctor's care, we strongly advise you receive written recommendation for massage prior to our session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required. You can always Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns, we're happy to help!
What if this is my first massage?
Don't worry, be happy! Our professional staff will guide you through a relaxing, uplifting, and restorative first session with us. From scheduling your first appointment to after-care, learn more about Your First Massage Therapy Session
What are you doing to address the risks of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
We are taking this health crisis very seriously, both shutting down before and re-opening after state mandates. We have limited operations with reduced staffing, room usage, and appointment times. Our team has undergone extensive training on updated sanitation procedures and requirements. All employees and clients are required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing when possible. A health screening and temperature check is performed prior to each appointment. For more information on our full response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 update.