Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Getting on the table?
Will I be covered during the session?
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?

How frequent should you have massage?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

What is CBD?

Cupping Thearpy....

FYI....



Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or 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?
No.  Most massage and bodywork 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.

Getting on the table?
The therapist will leave the room to allow you to disrobe and lie down on the table, covering yourself with the clean sheet.

 

Will I be covered during the session?
Yes, you will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish 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. Usually, a light creme is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. This 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. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner 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, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. 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. It is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and 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. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.

How frequent should you have massage?

Depending on the amount of physical activity and other stresses your body endures during the week will determine how frequent your body could benefit from massage therapy. A person engaging in moderate to vigorous exercise or physically demanding job could benefit from a massage every week. Someone who also works in a prolonged position, such as at computer or working with tools, could also benefit from a massage once a week. However, for most people, a more realistic plan would be to have a massage once a month, where a therapist can be part of a treatment plan and aide in a client’s short-term and long-term goals and needs.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner 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 or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

What is CBD?  

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. ... Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated.

CBD products can be beneficial for clients experiencing pain, muscle soreness and skin irritation.  Clients experiencing eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis may benefit from anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of CBD products.  Along with promoting relaxation, CBD massage can also help with symptoms of depressions and anxiety by calming the nervous system.

VivaOils partner with local Colorado farmers who have bred specific strains of hemp that maximize the output of cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) and terpenes such as limonene and myrcene. Using precise supercritical C02, our technicians use pressure, temperature and time to extract only the desired cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes, while leaving behind all unwanted plant materials. This eliminates the need for any additional post-processing and leaves us with a clean, flavor-rich oil. This method is known within the industry as the safest and most superior method of CBD extraction. Our CBD extract is mixed with high quality MCT coconut oil. Independent, third party lab testing is conducted to ensure that only the highest quality product carries the VivaOil© name.

Cupping Therapy-  more info coming soon....

Cupping Therapy affects the body the same as a deep tissue massage.  You may experience Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness that will be akin to a long hard workout.  However, the feel of cupping is not as intense as deep tissue massage. Thanks to the nature of negative pressure therapy, the work is deep without being painful although occasionally it can be uncomfortable.  Remember to check in with your therapist to make sure the therapy is within your personal comfort level.

If you are unsure whether or not a condition you have may be contraindicated, please first consult your doctor.

FYI -  There are two steps to get into the premises.  One dog and one cat live at the premises, they are never allowed into the massage studio, and are kept seperate from clients at all times.  All laundered linens, towels, blankets and pillows are stored in the massage studio.

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