Our bodies were made to move and interact with the world around us, but all too often we are hindered by pain, fatigue, achy joints, or muscles that simply will not function. We look at the body as a whole at the Well of Life Center. Our goal is always to identify the root source of a problem, and work from the inside out to help the body heal. Your clinician can recommend which modality will be best for you in your healing journey, to address whatever it is that is holding your body back from being able to fully connect to the world around us.
Frequently Asked Questions About Massage
What should I expect when I arrive for my first visit?
What takes place during a massage?
During a full body massage, we will work your back, shoulders, hips/glutes (through the sheet), and legs. You will then turn over on the table, under the sheet, so we can work the front of the legs, feet, hands, arms, shoulders, neck, head, and face. We undrape only the area we are working at the time. All glute work will be completed through the sheet.
Do I need to make an appointment?
May I choose my own therapist?
Am I expected to tip my massage therapist?
What do I need to bring for my session?
What is your cancellation policy?
Can I keep my clothes on during Lymphatic Facilitation?
Yes! Lymphatic Facilitation can be performed on fully clothed clients. It is best if the client wears tank tops and loose fitting clothes; however, it is not required.
Will I experience any side effects?
You may experience headaches, upset stomach, excessive tiredness, frequent urination, or odor/color change in urine. These side effects can last 24-48 hours after treatment, so be sure to drink plenty of water before and after treatment.
Are there any diagnoses that should not receive Lymphatic Facilitation?
Yes. If a client has been diagnosed with kidney, liver, or heart failure; DVT; malignant tumor(s); or kidney disease; or if they are experiencing infection, open wounds, fever, high-risk pregnancy or morning sickness, or acute inflammation; or if they are taking blood thinners, it is best to hold off on receiving a Lymphatic Facilitation treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Prenatal Massage
What are the benefits of prenatal massage?
- Decreases stress and tension
- Relieves pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, and headaches
- Decreases swelling of the hands and feet
- Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
- Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
- Improves internal respiration
- Helps to relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
- Assists in shorter, easier labor
- Shortens hospital stays
- Promotes tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
Among these great benefits, should you pass your due date, prenatal massage can be used to stimulate and induce labor! Click here for more information on prenatal massage.