frequently asked questions.

  • When should I arrive for my massage?

    If this will be your first visit, please arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete our health history form.

  • Will I have to disrobe for my massage?

    You may wear as much or as little clothing as you wish. If you choose to disrobe, your therapist will not be present while you are disrobing. If you want to stay clothed for your massage, try to wear something comfortable.

  • If I disrobe, will my body be exposed during the massage?

    No — proper draping will be used to ensure that you are securely covered and warm during your session. Only the area being massaged at the moment will be exposed.

  • What parts of my body will be massaged?

    A typical full-body session includes the face, head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, feet, and back. With the client’s consent, the gluteal muscles can also be massaged. If there is a particular area you do not want massaged, please tell your therapist at any time before or during your massage.

  • Does receiving massage hurt?

    Swedish massage is for general relaxation, and should not be painful. If you need a therapeutic massage to work on pain, stress, or muscle tension, neuromuscular massage therapy (NMT) techniques can be applied. NMT is typically more intensive than swedish massage, but is more effective for pain management. Your therapist will talk to you about what you expect from your massage, and tailor your treatment to meet your needs.

    Pain will always be kept within the tolerance of the client. If you experience too much pain or discomfort, inform your therapist immediately.

  • Is there anything I should do after my massage?

    Drink plenty of water after every session. There are many conflicting studies about the effect of massage on the body’s processing of metabolic waste, and whether drinking water after a massage can help to flush waste from your system. However, drinking water and receiving massage have both been proven to have positive effects on a person’s health.

  • Are tips appropriate or accepted?

    Gratuities are accepted and always appreciated.

723 Main Street | North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
© To Kalon Massage Therapy.