Do I have to remove all my clothes?

While the majority of massage and bodywork methods are typically done with the client undressed, the choice of clothing is entirely yours. You should undress to whatever extent you feel comfortable. Throughout the entire session, appropriate draping will be maintained.

Will the professional be in the room when I undress?

The professional will exit the room to allow you to undress, get comfortable on the table, and cover yourself with a fresh sheet.

Which areas of my body will receive a massage?

Usually, a comprehensive full-body massage will cover your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

Would I experience pain following a massage?

Experiencing soreness post-massage is not uncommon. This happen due to the release of lactic acid from your muscles, however, it's a temporary condition. You might also feel some discomfort while the massage session is in progress. This can be attributed to the specific area being worked upon, any pre-existing pain conditions, and if the therapist is applying excessive pressure, remember, you can always request the therapist to reduce the pressure if it becomes too uncomfortable at any point.

What advantages can be derived from massage and bodywork?

Massage and bodywork can aid in reducing chronic muscle tension and pain, enhancing blood flow, boosting joint flexibility, diminishing both mental and physical exhaustion and stress, and promoting speedy recovery of injured muscle tissue. Other benefits include improved posture, lower blood pressure, better sleep, and improved focus. It can also alleviate anxiety and generate a general feeling of wellness.

Is it necessary to visit a Massage Therapist even if I'm not experiencing pain?

Massage therapy is not just a natural solution for pain relief, but it can also serve as a preventive measure. Regular visits to your massage therapist can provide several benefits: - It can reduce cortisol and increase serotonin levels, which helps soothe and relax your body. - It can help in loosening tight muscles. This may enhance blood circulation, which can subsequently reduce your blood pressure. Your registered massage therapist may use varying techniques or massage modalities, depending on your requirements.

What happens if I doze off and end up snoring or drooling?

This is a frequently asked question when it comes to massage. It's completely normal to fall asleep during a massage session. If you've been feeling stressed or haven't had enough sleep, it's quite common to doze off once you start to relax. We don't pass judgment if you start snoring. In fact, we're happy that you're relaxed enough to fall asleep and we won't bring attention to it. Drooling is also a common occurrence, particularly when you're lying on your front. If you need a tissue, feel free to ask us and we'll be more than happy to provide one.

Why are massages not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy?

At Andaman Spa, our therapists adjust their techniques to suit the changes that take place in a woman's body during pregnancy. For instance, a woman's blood volume can surge significantly, by as much as 50%, during pregnancy. Blood flow to the legs can often decrease. Moreover, the body naturally elevates levels of blood thinners to avoid excessive bleeding during childbirth. These alterations in blood flow heighten the probability of a pregnant woman forming blood clots in her lower legs, typically in the calves or inner thigh.

What are the benefits of Prenatal Massage?

The benefits include reduced anxiety, alleviation of back and leg pain, better sleep, and lower levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine. Moreover, a separate study on pregnant women who received massages showed increased levels of serotonin and dopamine, which are hormones associated with happiness, reduced cortisol levels indicating less stress, and an overall improvement in mood.