Luke Luger H.H.P. at the Bodywork & Esthetic Center
Craniosacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Sport Specific Massage, Shiatsu, and Body Alignment Techniques for Pain Relief Now

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

COVID-19 - see below

Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a climate controlled, comfortable, safe, & quiet Holistic office space. Relaxing music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on an adjustable hydraulic table especially designed for your comfort.

Must I be completely undressed? Not Necessarily!
Many massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, Craniosacral and Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Shiatsu, and most Therapeutic Sports Massage can be accomplished clothed. Most people wear athletic or yoga clothing. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe? Generally, you will be clothed and there will be little need to disrobe.
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress (if called for), relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.

Will I be covered during the session? Fresh clean warming towels may be used if you feel cold.
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on may be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged? Therapy for pain relief may be focused and anatomy specific.
Otherwise, a typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like? CST & Trigger Point Therapy can feel very good, can be occasionally painful, and you may feel sleepy.
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. Communication is key to successful  bodywork... If you have any questions regarding the bodywork or about the particular technique you are receiving, please feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
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 or weeks.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
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 and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. 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 or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required. 

COVID-19 : Health Screening Procedures are as follows...

Health screenings will take place by phone or email prior to making an appointment and again 24 hours prior to your arrival for your appointment.

Have you been asked to isolate or quarantine by a local public health official or doctor in the last 14 days?

Have you experienced cold or flu symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory problems in the last 14 days?

Have you had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or anyone exhibiting cold or flu like symptoms in the last 14 days?

Have you been tested for the COVID-19 virus or had the COVID-19 Antibody test? When were you tested? What were your test results?

The following underlying conditions place you at higher risk for severe illness from the COVID-19 Coronavirus:

  • If you are over 65 years of age
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Obesity - BMI of 40 or higher
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Heart Conditions
  • Compromised or suppressed immunity
  • Liver or Kidney disease

Clients at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should forgo massage while the virus is present in their communities, unless otherwise directed by your primary healthcare provider.

At this time, with COVID-19 present in our community, the following changes to our session/procedure have been implemented.

  • Both practitioner and client must wear a face mask during the session and from the time of entry to facility through time they leave the facility.
  • Talking will be limited to relevant & necessary communication
  • Please use alcohol based hand sanitizer (provided) upon entry and before leaving treatment room.
  • Please contact me directly if you should develop symptoms of or test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks of your session. Contact Tracing may be conducted (with consideration for your privacy) through the guidance of our local health department.
  • Friends or family are not permitted to wait in our reception area unless they are the legal guardian of the client.
  • Office will close when directed by State or Federal Health Departments and will re-open when determined to be safe for all

Thank you for your consideration. Please be safe, be kind to yourself, be considerate of others, be careful, be loving and if you need support to find comfort during this paradigm shift please ask for support. We may be able to help.

 

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