Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my massage session take place?
Made Well Massage Therapy is located upstairs in the Curvy Yoga Nashville studio. All massage sessions take place in a peaceful and comfortable room on a quality massage table.
How much do I undress for the massage?
Most massage sessions 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 and blanket.
Will I be covered during the session?
Yes, you will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Tennessee state laws require that you be draped throughout the session. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. Before each session, I will discuss what will be worked on for that specific session, based on your current needs.
How should I feel after the massage session?
Most people feel very relaxed. I have had clients tell me they have a greater sense of well-being, feel energized, and even that they feel taller. Many people experience relief from aches and pains that have bothered them short term as well as long term.
As toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, please make sure you drink plenty of water following your massage. If you do not hydrate well enough after a massage, you are more likely to feel soreness, get a headache, or even nausea. Please drink water! :)
Adding a squeeze of lemon juice is a good idea, as lemon water is an excellent blood cleanser.
What are the benefits of massage?
Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage 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 unsafe?
Yes. There are some contraindications for massage, which can vary based on the degree of the situation. Some examples of conditions that should prevent you from receiving a massage are fever, contagious disease, and skin disease. If you experience high blood pressure, epilepsy, heart conditions, undiagnosed pain, or any other severe medical issues, please consult with your doctor before scheduling your session.
Prior to your session, you will fill out a first time client intake form with relevant questions about your health. 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 massage prior to any session.