Massage Q & A
Is there such a thing as too much pressure?
Yes, a massage can at times be too much pressure, but it should never hurt. Your therapist will ask you your pressure preference before starting your session.
Is it normal to bruise after a session?
Normally, no, but it depends on the type of massage you ask for and discuss with your massage therapist prior to your session. Every massage is customized, and depending on the pressure, your body type, the work your muscles need, etc. it can have different affects.
Why does my therapist always tell me to drink plenty of water after the massage is over?
After a massage session, your body needs to flush out toxins. Massage can also generate heat and create a sensation of thirst.
How much clothing should I remove for a massage?
Typically, a massage therapist will ask you to undress to your level of comfort. Many people prefer to keep their undergarments on during a massage, while others prefer to be fully undressed. It’s up to you.
What is a massage good for?
Massage has many benefits for the mind and body. It’s a great way to alleviate tension and stress. It also eases soreness and pain, improves circulation, promotes healing, helps remove toxins, boosts the immune system, and improves mental health.
How often should I get a massage?
It depends on what your ultimate goals are. Based on your concerns and what you’re trying to accomplish, your massage therapist will be able to suggest how often they think you should come in.
Do I have to see the same massage therapist every time?
No, you might find that another therapist might be better suited to your needs.
What if I didn’t like my massage?
Always be sure to speak up during your massage if you feel hot, are in pain, have any questions about the massage, or forgot to mention a health issue during the consultation. You will not hurt the therapist’s feelings!
Bana Husseini, LMT
Bana has been a licensed massage therapist for over 7 years and attended Anthem Institute. She specializes in Deep Tissue Medical Techniques including Myofascial, Trigger PT, and Neuromuscular, and uses these to address the areas of pain and discomfort in order to bring the body back to homeostasis (balance & stability). She is also certified in Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Swedish techniques. Bana is a firm believer that massage therapy reboots, regenerates, and returns the human body to an equilibrium state.
Margarita Day, LMT
Margarita has been practicing massage therapy for the past 9 years, and received her massage license from Anthem Institute in Parsippany, NJ. She is certified in Cancer, Medical, Headache, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Sports, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massages. Throughout each session, Margarita personalizes her techniques to provide her patients with the most beneficial experiences for their individual needs. Margarita's main focus is her patients’ well-being and for them to progress in their health and wellness journey.