Benefits of Massage
Massage and 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. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. This gives you time to relax and unwind before your massage. First time clients are required to fill out a new client intake form, this should take about 5 - 10 minutes. Your massage therapist will be there to discuss any questions you may have in order to get the most out of your service.
Appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. If you are running late for your session, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate other clients whose appointment follows yours. Depending on how late you arrive, your therapist will determine if there is enough time remaining to start the massage or will reschedule your appointment. If session proceeds, regardless of the length of the massage actually given, you will be responsible for payment for the full session
This time has been set aside just for you, if you cannot make your appointment, please text or email as soon as possible. A 6~hour cancellation notice is required. If sessions have been cancelled 2 times within 6~hours a credit card will be needed to hold next session. Cancellations due to circumstances beyond control (ex: inclement weather, family emergencies, canceled childcare, etc.) will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
The massage session is about you and your needs as well as your comfort. Before the session takes place, the therapist will consult with you about your needs and expectations of the massage. Note that the therapist cannot address something if you do not tell them about it. If at any time you feel the pressure is not enough or even too deep, speak up! If the room is too hot or too cold, say something! If the music is too loud or too quiet, tell them! This is your time! We are not mind readers and we cant address the issue unless we are made aware of it. Don't worry, your therapist wont be offended.
This is the most common area where most clients get the most anxiety. Don't stress over "what do I wear, do I wear anything?". As I mentioned before, a massage is about you and your comfort level. Before the massage takes place, your massage therapist will leave the room for you to disrobe, cover yourself in the sheet and blanket, and let you unwind on the table. If you feel comfortable fully disrobing then do so, if you feel more comfortable leaving your underwear on, then do that! You will be covered under a sheet and blanket the entire session, and only the body part that is being worked on will be uncovered. Please note, sometimes undergarments can hinder work on certain areas of the body. If you have long hair be ready to tie it up and remove any jewelry prior to your session. It is recommended leaving your valuables at home, Dagmara Kruk is NOT responsible for the loss or damage of personal articles, including clothing and accessories.
PLEASE MUTE OR TURN OFF CELLPHONE DURING YOUR MASSAGE
Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Cash is accepted for payments. Regular and returning clients may make Check payments but must have a credit card on file to do so. Prices may change without notice. *Discounts and promotions may not be combined together. One discount per session.
Gratuity is greatly appreciated! 20% is typical. If you’d like to give a little extra for exceptional service, you can. If you were given a gift certificate, ask if the tip was included. Please note that gratuity is not included in the service prices.
HEALTH CONCERNS & MEDICAL CONTRAINDICATIONS
There are several contraindications for receiving massage. It is important that you inform your therapist about any health conditions you may have. With conditions such as cardiovascular conditions, cancer, epilepsy, deep vein thrombosis (DVT)/blood clots, etc., please you seek approval from your physician before receiving a massage. Local contraindications include varicose veins, easy bruising, inflammation, etc., should be discussed with your therapist to avoid sensitive areas.
Under no circumstances should you receive massage if you are currently experiencing any of the following: fever, contagious diseases, COLD/FLU SYMPTOMS, severe pain, uncontrolled high blood pressure, uncontrolled pitting edema, broken bones, and the first trimester of pregnancy.
A health history form is to be completed by all-first time clients. Health intake forms are to be refilled at the beginning of every year. If any new health conditions occur please let your therapist know. As always, feel free to ask any questions or concerns you may have. You may always call or send a message to your therapist if you are unsure about anything prior to your massage!
TO TALK OR NOT TO TALK
"Am I suppose to talk, or be silent?" This is all up to you. Your massage therapist will remain quiet during the massage, giving you the opportunity to relax. She may check up every now and then on pressure and making sure she is hitting those spots that need attention, but she will not lead a conversation. If you want to talk then that is perfectly fine, but the responses may be short, as to not control the conversation. Some people relax better if they carry on a conversation while others prefer to remain silents and even fall asleep. (Yes, falling asleep is perfectly fine, and quite common too)
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. Although, some may experience slight amounts of soreness and discomfort the day following a massage. You see, getting a massage is much like putting your body through a work out. Your muscles were stretched, manipulated to allow further stretching and the massage increased blood circulation in the tight spots. It is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage as increased circulation can dehydrate the body.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MASSAGE
The more frequently you get a massage, the better you may feel. Your massage session will become more personalized the more your therapist sees you, she will become familiar with your stresses, aches, and pains.
Many people enjoy massage for general relaxation, which helps to support proper body functions, circulation and joint flexibility. This is used as preventative measure and receiving massage once a month can help reduce the effects of light to moderate day to day stresses.
Those who have high-stress occupations, stressful living conditions, or travel frequently, weekly or biweekly massage therapy sessions will help you cope with stress. Tension that builds up from stress can be much more manageable with weekly massages.
People who have severe pain, not requiring medical attention (headaches, carpal tunnel, etc.) May require massages once or twice a week, as your pain diminishes so would the regularity of massages.