We are here for YOU and this is YOUR experience. If you speak up about what you are experiencing during your session, it will help us make the process comfortable and allow you to relax and reconnect with yourself.
Even if you see your therapist regularly, please be sure to let them know your expectations or concerns so they can make adjustments. For example, if you usually request deep tissue on your neck and shoulders but are experiencing some stress and you just want to relax, let your therapist know.
Massage Questions and Answers
You should undress to your desired level of comfort. About half of our clients prefer to be completely undressed, while the other half prefers to keep their undergarments on. This is completely up to you. You will undress and dress in the privacy of your massage room and will be securely covered or draped by a blanket and a sheet during your massage session.
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, we will either move you or will ask you to move as needed. Otherwise, change your position 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 for you to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
Sure, if you'd like to talk go right ahead. The important thing to remember is that this treatment is all about you relaxing and enjoying the experience. Many therapists discourage talking in hopes that you will relax, let your mind float free and enter a state of massage bliss.
In many instances, people may feel more relaxed starting off talking, and as the massage progresses, enter quiet states of relaxation.
The important thing to remember is that there are times when you need to speak up. If the therapist is doing anything to make you uncomfortable, you should let your therapist know immediately. Also, let us know if you get too warm or too cold, if the room is too bright, or if the pressure needs to be adjusted up or down. Remember this time is all about your comfort!
For those who use massage as preventative care or to manage daily stress, one massage a month is the most common. Weekly sessions may be desirable if you are receiving massage for injury relief or to relieve chronic tightness or pain that is interfering with your daily life.
There are many people who incorporate massage therapy at least twice a month for optimal therapeutic relief. Discuss frequency of sessions with your therapist after at least one treatment session based on your wellness goals.
We could write a book about the benefits of massage... and we just might!
Some main benefits of massage that might interest you are:
Massage therapy is the number one treatment for back pain as recommended by the American Medical Association.
Massage therapy helps your body heal from acute injuries such as falls, strains, sprains, and surgeries. Massage therapy also provides relief from repetitive strains, poor posture or body mechanics, and stress-related tension. It even treats TMJD, carpal tunnel symptoms, and chronic headaches, including some migraines.
All types of therapeutic massage are beneficial to all systems of your human body. Your wellness goals will help your therapist determine what massage techniques will provide you with the most customized results.
Massage has a cumulative effect, meaning the more regularly you receive massage the more your body benefits from it. Much like dental cleaning and oil changes, frequency matters! The industry standard for "maintenance" massage is monthly. If you are recovering from an injury or surgery we recommend you come more often and discuss a recovery plan with your therapist. Massage should be seen as part of health maintenance, not as a luxury!
A license means that a massage therapist has attended an approved school or mentor program and met all requirements to legally practice massage in your city, county and/or state. Each therapist must display their massage therapy license in their practice location at all times.
A session consists of massage, time for you to dress and undress and time to communicate with the therapist to make your massage truly customized. We do ask that you arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time so that your therapist can give you the full session time on the table.
Each time you visit Precision Wellness you will get a chance to communicate your needs to your therapist. This is to ensure each and every massage session you receive from us is customized to your personal needs and wellness goals.
Most people feel very relaxed. Many people experience a significant relief from long-term aches and pains. Some people feel ready for a nap!
If you received a deep massage, you may be slightly sore the next day or two- much like a good workout at the gym. Sometimes a hot shower, or a soak in the tub can ease this soreness.
After your session, you should increase your water intake a bit. Just a glass or two more than normal is usually fine. This helps keep your body's tissues hydrated and healthy and reduce any soreness you may feel.
There are few conditions which would prevent you from enjoying massage. You should not book a massage if you have a fever, cold/flu, or contagious skin infection. That's it.
There are many other conditions in which our therapists may need to adapt their techniques (i.e. arthritis or osteoporosis) or avoid an area completely (i.e. cuts or burns).
With some conditions such as cancer, certain heart conditions, or high-risk pregnancy it is best to get approval from your physician before you receive massage. This doesn't mean you can't get a massage. It is just best to have clearance from your physician if those conditions apply to you.
Facial Questions and Answers
All of our facials begin with a skin analysis, personal consultation and are customized to your skin type and needs.
Often times left unchecked, pores can start to stretch and widen with the accumulation of oil and debris. A facial will cleanse your pores on a much deeper level and help to maintain clear skin, stop acne formation, as well as can help to change the pore’s size.
Yes! The tiny crystals used in our microdermabrasion facials strategically remove cells from the outer layer of your skin. The function of this outer layer is to provide a barrier between the deeper layers of your skin and the outside world. As such most sun damage, hyperpigmentation and blemishes lie within that protective outer layer. Your body interprets the microdermabrasion’s removal of the outer layer as if you have a wound, and so it rushes to replace it with new and healthy cells, which leads to an evener skin tone.
Our estheticians are skilled at treating a variety of skin concerns including aging, acne, rosacea, oily, dry or sensitive skin.
Microdermabrasion benefits the aging skin as well. Due to new and healthy cells replacing old ones, skin texture is refined and fine lines and wrinkles become less pronounced. And while our facials only touch the outer layer of your skin, it puts the inner layers to work, leading to a stimulation of collagen-producing cells. The result is a smoother, younger skin surface.
Since no one has the same skin, we at Precision Wellness specialize your facial based on your skin type and what it needs. However, we recommend seeing our esthetician once a month. When it comes to oily skin clients, it is more necessary to receive a facial in the summertime where the moisture in the air is at an all-time high. For those with dry skin, it is important to receive a facial in the winter months to avoid dehydrated skin.
All our products are paraben free, not tested on animals, natural and ideal for treating all skin types and ethnicities.
Getting a monthly facial is a great way to treat and prevent future sun damage since exfoliation and prevention is key to keeping your skin healthy and vibrant. A monthly professional facial treatment from our skin care experts uses stronger formulas and are packed full of antioxidant-rich serums and masks for increased results.
Because the outer layer of your skin is strategically removed during a facial, moisturizers and creams penetrate the skin better and thus are far more effective than usual. On top of that Precision Wellness only uses carefully selected products from gentle, high-end brands, so you get the best results.
Waxing Questions and Answers
We don’t view waxing as hair removal. Instead, it is skin care and we want you to leave with soft, smooth skin. So we place a lot of emphasis on the treatment before and after the wax is applied.
We ensure that the skin is suitably prepared with both a cleanser and pre-wax oil to provide a very thin lipid barrier, which means that the wax sticks to the hair and not the skin making it a lot more comfortable. After the waxing, we have a three to four stage after-wax routine to remove residue so you aren’t sticky. We cleanse your skin and then soothe and moisturize it with specially formulated products.
Waxing is one of the most popular forms of hair removal, it is quick, easy, and relatively painless.
Because the hair is completely removed by the root, you are guaranteed several weeks of smooth, hair-free skin. Even when it starts to grow back, the hair is softer and thinner. Once the hairs start to come back in, you can have them waxed again, which is usually around 5 or 6 weeks depending on the individual.
There are plenty of at-home waxing kits that promise to remove hair but, a professionally trained esthetician will be able to ensure that your waxing experience is as safe, quick and painless as possible. Using an at-home kit means taking risks and can leave you with irritated skin, burns or even less hair than you mean to end up with.
Allow at least two weeks of growth without shaving before booking. Our hair grows in three layers and this allows all three layers of hair to grow in and be removed which prevents new stubble days after the appointment.
Do not wax if you use Retinol or other skin thinning products or medications. Skin is also more sensitive during menstruation, so keep in mind that more redness and pain are possible during that time of the month.
Waxing is better because it removes hair from the root. When you shave you just cut the hair, so two hours later, you can see the hair there or the blue shadow (the hair follicle below the skin). Waxing, on the other hand, not only can last up to a month, but it’s also much more permanent—over time it thins the hair so less grows back. Bonus: It exfoliates the skin as well, leaving you feeling silky smooth.
The average session is between 5-10 minutes. For example, eyebrows, sideburns, upper lips or one arm can be treated in 5 minutes. A full pair of arms, tummy, bikini line or underarms can be treated in just 10 minutes. A pair of legs only takes 20 minutes.
A Brazilian wax removes more hair than a bikini wax. Whereas a bikini focuses on the front and sides (what would be visible in a swimsuit), the Brazilian removes the front, sides, back and everything in between, often only leaving a strip of hair in the front—or none at all. Most of the time, you can leave your underwear on during a standard bikini wax, but for a Brazilian, you’ll have to be sans panties.
General Questions and Answers
No. Not that there's anything wrong with that. 😉
Studies have shown that music at under 60 beats-per-minute has a calming, relaxing effect on the body and therefore can enhance your experience so many therapists play slower, quieter, 'new age' type music.
However, you can choose to have different music or no music at all during your session. Feel free to ask your therapist what music is available or bring your own music player from home.
We recommend you think of your therapist or esthetician as you would any other service provider. Here at Precision Wellness, our therapists love what they do and your tip may reflect your appreciation for their service. Tipping percentages are typically based on the full price of a regular massage, rather than any discounted prices.