Sacred Ruin Therapeutic Massage


For your convenience here is a short list of the most commonly asked questions, but of course feel free to ask any questions of your own.

Can I Book Two Simultaneous Appointments Such As Couples Massage? 
Couples and groups are encouraged to book sessions back to back. Unfortunately, I am currently unable to schedule two simultaneous sessions at a time. 

Where Will My Bodywork Session Take Place? 
Your bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Must I Be Completely Undressed? 
Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. 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? 
I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet. 

Will I Be Covered During the Session? 
During the massage you will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. Genitals and breasts will be draped at all times. 

What Parts of My Body Will Be Massaged? 
You and I will discuss the desired outcome of your massage session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body massage session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

What Will the Massage or Bodywork Feel Like?
It depends on the techniques used. I use multiple massage techniques tailored to you specific needs. In a general relaxation 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. You may experience different sensations as the soft tissue responds to the pressure of the strokes applied. A light lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lotion 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

How Long Will the Session Last? 
The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately 55 minutes. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.

If I order spa treatments is there an extension in my treatment time?
All treatments are included in your scheduled time slot unless additional time is purchased.

I can’t make my appointment; what do I do?
24 hours’ notice is required for all cancellations. If you do not give 24 hours’ notice you will be charged for the hourly rate excluding any add on services.

I am running late, will I still receive my full time?
Your hands on time begins at your scheduled time slot. If you are late I will give you the remaining time with in your time slot unless I have an opening and can move your appointment time. You will be charged for the full session time.

What Should I Do During the Bodywork Session?
Make yourself comfortable. I 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. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular technique you are receiving. 

How Will I Feel After the Bodywork Session? 
Most people feel very relaxed and calm. 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.

What Are the Benefits of Bodywork? 
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. Bodywork is also known to promote relaxation, better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are There Any Medical Conditions That Would Make Bodywork Inadvisable? 
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before we begin your session, I will ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform me 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 bodywork prior to any session. I may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

I would like to know more about Massage Therapy in general. Where can I look?
There are plenty of online resources describing Massage Therapy. One place I recommend you start is the Massage Therapy Glossary.

I have additional questions. How can I reach you? 
To reach me directly for any other inquiries feel free to call me at 480-297-5594 or via my Request A Session page.