Shepherds Touch FAQs2023-08-08T16:35:17-07:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect from my first session?2023-07-19T14:06:21-07:00

Massage appointments require intake and health history forms as other appointments. Your massage therapist will review your intake forms and any notes from other providers as necessary, and he will talk with you at the beginning of your session to establish what areas you would like worked on and if there are any conditions that need to be addressed. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints. As a new client, please go to this page to  fill up your intake form. As it is written there, we will appreciate to send it to us as soon as possible that your therapist can study your condition and prepare to provide the best service possible according to your  condition.

Where will my massage session take place and what should I wear?2023-07-19T14:09:42-07:00

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a private, comfortable room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. Your massage therapist may ask you your temperature preferences and adjust the temperature of the table and add or remove blankets or heat packs as needed.

For a full body massage it is customary to undress completely, however, you may dress-down to your comfort level. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except for the area being worked on.

What do I do during a massage therapy treatment?2023-07-19T15:23:43-07:00

Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, he will either move you or will ask you to move as needed. Otherwise, change your position at anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.

Will massage oils make me break out?2023-07-19T15:26:16-07:00

We use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion please bring it to our attention, as we usually have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand.

What Is The Differences Between Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage2023-07-19T15:28:36-07:00

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Guidelines For Sauna2023-07-19T15:30:14-07:00

1. Take Off the Clothes and Take a Towel

Take off your clothes and jewelry. Take a towel to sit on in the sauna.

2. Shower Before Sauna

Take a shower beforehand. The shower makes the skin wet and removes perfumes and smells that otherwise become stronger and more pungent in the sauna. Skin brush is also recommended.

3. Dry Off the Body

Before entering the sauna your body should be completely dry in order to speed up perspiration in the sauna.

4. Showering the Legs with Warm Water

Before entering the sauna shower your legs with warm water. Cold legs postpone the effects of perspiration.

5. Place your whole body on the towel

When in the sauna, sit on the towel. When going in or out the sauna, do it quickly and make sure that the door closes firmly in order not to spill out the heat.

7. Sit or Stretch Yourself

When in the sauna, try to be still. Breathe normally. You can sit or stretch yourself on the bench.

8. Sauna Time & Cooling Off

When entering the first time, do not stay in the sauna for more than 10-12 minutes. You can use an timer on the sauna wall. People who do not support the heat should stay less time inside. When heating up enough, leave the sauna and gradually cool off under the shower or just sit down and rest in room temperature or outside. Especially the head should be cooled off slowly.

9. Talking in sauna

Sauna is primarily a place of relax. When you are in a sauna with your spouse, a friend or business partner, you can talk as much as you like.

10. Repeating the Sessions

At the second visit of the sauna the skin has softened, the blood circulation has been stimulated. Cool off again. Heating up ‒ cooling off exchange can be repeated as many times as it pleases you. For the majority of people 2 sessions are enough.

11. Relaxing, drinking water

At the end take a shower and relax. Dry and relax for at least 10-15 minutes. Drink something refreshing. It is recommended to drink water or tea (without sugar) before and after the sauna. Eating fruit balances the calcium. The loss of magnesium can be balanced later by consuming leafy greens.

12. After the Sauna

Before putting on clean cloths, cool off thoroughly, if not, you will keep on sweating. You should not feel cold, after the sauna the body is quite sensitive. The skin is perfectly ready for the regenerating, detoxifying or relaxing massage.