Massage Therapy-FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What should I expect during my first massage therapy Ayurve Spa Sydney visit?
Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. This is necessary as the therapist will be working on your body and needs to know if you have any health issues, allergies, if any medication you are on could affect your massage or if you have any back or joint problems etc.
Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and to determine if massage and what type is most appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
2. Where will my massage treatment take place?
Your massage treatment will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be played, also the lights dimmed to help you relax. You will lie on a heated table especially designed for your comfort.
3. What type of products does Ayurve Spa use for massage?
At Ayurve we have a range of different oils that we use. We have a water based oil for those clients who may be allergic to nuts.For our Ayurvedic massages we use black sesame seed oil which is very nourishing on the skin and also when used in the hair.For our Aroma and Relaxing massages we use a blend of essential oils to help energise, relax or distress you.
4. How will a massage feel?
It usually depends on the techniques used. At Ayurve we offer different types of massage so every massage is different, there are different movements, but generally lighter pressure is used at the start to relax your body, as your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Oil is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique.
5. Is it always safe to have a massage?
Sometimes, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That’s why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms and before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage.
It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.
6. How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment?
After a massage at Ayurve most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity.
After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that encourages the release of toxins that may have been stirred up from the massage treatment
7. How much does it cost for massage in Sydney?
All massage prices may vary depending on the location, setup and how experienced therapists have been employed.