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Massage & Body Work By Megan in Monument
Massage & Body Work by Megan
"Sometimes the questions are complicated
and the answers are simple." Dr. Seuss
Where will my massage or body work session take place?
Your session will take place in Megan’s office. The treatment area is a comfortable, clean, large room and is staged to encourage your relaxation. The table is heated, blankets are available, there will be music played and the lights will be low. If you need to be cooler or warmer, if the lighting is irritating, if the music is too loud, please speak up. If you are coming for a chair massage, that will take place in the reception area.
Will it be necessary for me to completely undress?
For Craniosacral Therapy and Mind & Body Talk Therapy you will not disrobe. You will lie face up on a treatment table with all of your clothes on. Blankets are available if you are chilled. For the "Better Back" massage you will probably be most comfortable if you remove all clothing except your lower under garment. You will be appropriately draped at all times. For the Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage, it is recommended that you disrobe completely and begin face up on the table under the top sheet. You will be appropriately draped at all times. However, it is entirely up to you and you are welcome to disrobe to your comfort level. You are welcome to speak with Megan about it. For a Chair Massage, you sit in the chair with your clothes on.
Will I undress in front of the therapist?
No. Megan will leave the room when you undress. You will undress, hang your clothes on the hooks or lay them on the sofa, get comfortable on the treatment table, and then ask Megan to come back in the room. You will begin lying face up on the table and under the top cover. You will be appropriately draped during the entire treatment.
Will I be covered up during the massage?
You will be properly draped at all times. Genital areas will not be exposed.
Will I be expected to do anything during the massage?
Receive. It is good if you can just breathe deeply and relax. Some clients prefer to lie with their eyes closed and remain quiet. Others prefer to ask questions and to talk. You should feel free to do either. Always inform the therapist if something is uncomfortable or hurts. Feel free to ask any questions about the technique. The practitioner will move you gently or ask you to move during the session. You will always be appropriately draped.
Will I be expected to do anything during Craniosacral Therapy?
Receive. Again, it is often beneficial if you just breathe deeply and relax. However, if you have questions about the technique, you are welcome to ask. The therapist may engage you in conversation.
Will I be expected to do anything during Mind & Body Talk Therapy?
Receive. Often times you will be engaged in conversation as your body talks to the therapist. It is fun for you to pay attention to what sensations you feel in and around your body and also where your mind goes. If you have any questions, you are welcome to ask.
What sensations might I feel during a body work or massage session?
A client may feel many things during a session which may include, but is not limited to, total relaxation, drooling, sleepiness, crying, stomach rumbles, nausea, dizziness, flatulence, a desire to talk, or a desire to remain quiet. You are encouraged to breathe deeply and relax, allowing your body to do what it needs to during your treatment. Feel free to ask questions before, during and after your session.
What will the pressure feel like?
The pressure during a treatment will vary depending on what is detected and how your body responds to touch. If anything makes you feel uncomfortable, or if you would like different pressure, feel free to speak up. Massage and body work tend to be most effective when your body is not resisting.
Will there be lotion or oil used?
Lotion is used in both the Better Back Massage and the Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage. The lotion used is Jojoba based and scent free.
No lotion or oil will be used in Craniosacral Therapy or Mind & Body Talk Therapy.
No lotion or oil will be used for a Chair Massage.
How long will a typical massage last?
A typical Therapeutic Hot Stone Massage will last about 75 minutes. Sometimes, the first session takes longer. Or if problem areas present, extra time may be taken if it is available. Otherwise, problem areas can be addressed at your next appointment. You are welcome to book additional time if you feel you would like certain areas addressed.
A Chair Massage can be anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. The choice is yours.
How long will Craniosacral Therapy last?
An introductory session will vary between 75 or 90 minutes. All follow up sessions will last 60 and sometimes 75 minutes. It is beneficial to commit to six sessions before you decide if the technique is a benefit to you.
How long will Mind & Body Talk Therapy last?
An introductory session will last anywhere from 75 minutes to 90 minutes. Any follow up sessions will be an hour.
What is the difference between Craniosacral Therapy and Mind & Body Talk Therapy?
Both modalities follow your body's lead. With Craniosacral Therapy, Megan follows the teachings of Dr. John Upledger. It may involve some dialoguing and somatic processing. It may not. You may be supported through a dialogue prompted by your own inner wisdom It is an amazing modality and one that all people should receive: newborn to elderly.
With Mind & Body Talk Therapy, Megan sometimes will communicate information she is tracking or being given. While touching you lightly, you will be asked questions as Megan follows the information your mind, body, and spirit are offering. It is the modality most of Megan's clients grow to love ... and in the process they grow to love themselves.
How will I feel after a massage or body work session?
Often times a client will feel relaxed. Sometimes a client may feel a bit foggy and lethargic. Sometimes they might feel refreshed and have increased energy. Sometimes they feel sore. I encourage all clients to drink a lot of water with fresh lemon after any type of session and to trust their body. A massage or body work session will generally trigger your body’s innate ability to move towards optimum wellness, whether that be total relaxation or revealing problematic areas to you with somatic release and sometimes even waves of pain. You are always encouraged to notice what you notice and trust that it is a move towards wellness. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to speak with Megan. Generally, clients experience a release of pain and tension and leave the office feeling euphoric.
When should I not get a massage or body work?
You do not want any treatment to make a medical condition worse, nor do you want to pass along anything contagious. If you are uncertain, it is best to call Megan in advance of your appointment. If you have a medical condition or have recently had surgery, you need to speak with your physician before proceeding with a course of body work and/or massage.
How often should I receive body work and massage?
The answer here depends on the reason you are seeking treatment. If you are coming for injury or symptom relief, weekly sessions, and even bi-weekly sessions would be advised. If you are using treatments to manage stress or as preventive care, you may find once a month fits your budget better. Most studies have found that massage and body work on a monthly basis are beneficial to maintaining wellness.
Children with ASD, ADHD or other special needs benefit from regular sessions and it is suggested that one or both parents take a Share and Care Class thru the Upledger Institute. If you are interested in doing so, let Megan know and she may be able to arrange for one to be taught locally.
If you have any other questions, please ask.
It is best to schedule at least one day in advance. Please call or text 719-963-7013 with any questions or to schedule.
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