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 Q & A



  • Q: Is massage painful?

  • A: It's not unusual to feel some soreness after a massage.

  • You can ask the therapist to use less pressure if it’s too uncomfortable.

  • Q: Do I have to take my clothes off

  • A: No! All our therapists will ask you to remove clothing only if you feel comfortable. If you only want to undress your underwear, that's fine.

  • Q: What if I need the bathroom?

  • A: We recommend going to the bathroom before your session, but it can occasionally happen that you'll need to go during the massage.

  • Q: How many hours before a massage should I eat?

  • A: It is best to not eat for at least 90 minutes before your massage treatment and only a light meal at that time. The body needs time to digest your food

  • Q: I am in my first trimester of pregnancy and another practitioner would not massage me. Why does Heavenly Hands Wellness Spa offer this service when others do not?

  • A: 85% of miscarriages occur in the first trimester of pregnancy. For liability reasons, many massage practitioners and most spas do not massage women in their first trimester. Unless otherwise advised by a doctor, massage during the first trimester is safe. We are specifically trained to assist you at all times during your pregnancy and the postpartum period.

  • Q: How often should I receive a massage when I am pregnant?

  • A: Each woman and each pregnancy is different, so there is no standard answer to this question. If you are planning to use massage therapy as an integral part of your prenatal care we suggest once a month in the first trimester, twice a month in the second and third. If you are having a difficult pregnancy with back pain, sharp leg and hip pains, or sleeplessness we recommend increasing your session to 1 1 /2 hours or coming once a week in the last trimester.

  • Q: How soon after delivery can I receive another massage?

  • A: In most cases, as soon as you like. We have given massages as soon as one hour after the birth of the baby, and it seems to make a real difference in postpartum recovery. Massage soon after delivery can aid recovery by increasing your circulation and cleansing toxins like lactic acid from your muscles (after all, you’ve just run the marathon of all marathons!) We like to be able to help as soon as possible, but realistically there are issues surrounding the logistics of childcare and feeding times. Although we do not provide childcare, you are welcome to bring a caregiver with you. Then you can receive your massage without worry, and feed your infant before or after your session. Women who have had a Cesarean section usually need to wait a few weeks and bring written approval from their physician.

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