Frequently Asked Questions...
1. I booked an in-home massage for the first time, what do I need to do to prepare?
Answer: Really not a lot. The most important thing is to ensure that your massage time will not be interrupted by others in your space. Other than that, figure out where your massage will take place at in your space and ensure that it's clear & ready to go before your appointment. There also needs to be an accessible outlet in the same room. Matthew will arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled booking time to set up for the appointment.
2. Do I even have the space to fit a massage table in here?!
Answer: You'd be surprised! Think of the rooms you've been massaged in at spas in the past. Some rooms can be quite small. You really only need a minimum of about 8ft x 10ft of space. This can be in a living space, office space, relaxation or yoga room, even a kitchen or garage! Get creative. Outdoor massage is definitely a great option for cooler days & times, if you have a shaded private outdoor space.
3. Do I have to provide anything?
Answer: NO! Matthew will bring all you need to have a complete spa experience in your space. However, you may save some money if you provide the following: Twin/full size sheets & pillowcase $5 off, Massage table $10 off, Massage oil or cream $5 off. The following will be provided for free: Premium massage music, incense & sage, candles for lighting, massage table warmer.
4. How do I book an appointment?
5. Is in-home massage as relaxing as going to the spa?
Answer: Absolutely! Matthew will bring all you need to have a complete spa experience in your space. Some people find it to be even better. You don't have to fight traffic to and from or rush out your door to make it in time.
6. How can I get the most out of my home treatment?
Answer: It's all up to you! However, here are some suggestions that will enhance your experience:
Take 30 minutes to an hour prior to your massage to get quiet. Meditate, stretch and listen to your body.
Take a hot epsom salt bath before or after your massage.
Gentle stretching or yin yoga after your massage.
Pre-make a nutritious meal prior to your massage so you can relax and re-hydrate afterwards.
Monitor your water intake for 24-48hrs post-massage to make sure you're staying hydrated and flushing all that waste out. A gallon-a-day is the rule of thumb, always. You can add fruit to your water such as lime, lemon, watermelon, cucumber, berries, etc. to add flavor & nutrients that are essential for your muscles to feel goooood.
Ask Matthew about stretches & yoga poses that could be good for you to do, and then do them, at least once per day until the problem resolves.
BREATHE throughout your massages & check your breath all day, everyday. A lot of us have a tendency to hold our breath and that causes tension.
Ask questions! Bottom line, if you're unsure of something or would like to know more about something, just ask.