In most cases there is nothing wrong to receive a massage. Massage is known to have a positive effect on the healing process of quite many conditions. If there ar health issues that you know of, just make sure to ask your doctor if a massage would be suitable for you or not. Also massages are not indicated while having a fever, inflammations, rashes or if there are open lesions on your skin.
If you aren't getting a partial massage it is preferable that you enjoy your massage in the nude. Please be assured that your private parts remain covered through the entire massage. It is essential for me that my clients feel safe and respected. If you prefer to keep your briefs on that is of course no problem at all. Please understand though that some of the strokes will have to be performed on top of the fabric which is inhibiting the effect and the sensation of continuity and completeness. Feel free to contact me if you need further information on this topic.
Yes of course you can take a shower before or after a massage, to make sure that you can enjoy yourself without concern to the most. Though I would like you to consider that it would be good to plan showers first handedly in order not to miss out on precious massage time. All the things that you might need, such as towels, slippers, bath robe, shower gel and body lotion are available and free of charge.
Of course you don't have to starve yourself before coming to a massage. For your own comfort it is wise though to let approximately two hours go by after your last meal before you receive a massage. The bigger your meal was the more time your body needs to digest. I do speak from my own experience, by telling you that a massage after a big meal isn't a very enjoyable thing.
There is nothing wrong with a snack like an apple, if you absolutely feel like needing something to eat.
The most wonderful thing is to just take a nap right after a massage and to enjoy the relaxed quality as long as possible. Unfortunately do to the limit space in my practice I can not offer time and space for an extended nap. I do make sure though that you get an adequate amount of time to recover before I bid you goodbye.
It is important that you give yourself some time to adjust yourself to the faster rythms outside of the practice. A massage can relax you to such an extend that it might have an effect on your reflexes. Make sure that you don't drive iimediately after a massage. Enjoy the fresh air... and take your time before you start powering up your internal engine. It is also important to drink some water to support the detoxing effect of your massage.
If you do feel the need to speak during the massage, feel free to do so. Our main goal is a state of total relaxation. To let your mind willingly switch off is a bliss that we rarely grant ourselves. Trie to enjoy the positive effects of stillness. I can assure you that I will not be bored during our massage session ;-)
It is one of my mane goals to make my clients as comfortable as possible. Should there be anything at all that displeases you... music to loud, to much pressure, head piece to low, room to cold or to hot, you might feel the need to go to the rest room... anything at all, please feel free to let me know. After the massage it will be to late to change anything about the situation. It is no use to suffer through a massage or a discomfort, so please give me a short feedback and I will make sure that everything gets back in order.
The BODY PRAXIS doesn't belongs to any of the known private certification organisations (ASCA, EMR). Unfortunately massages are officially still not recognized as therapeutic method by medical insurances. That means that it depends on the policy of each insurance wether or not to cover the expenses of your massage. If your insurance covers preventive and health supporting activities you can try to send in your bills.
The massage techniques that are being offered by the BODY PRAXIS are no medical, therapeutic treatments and I do not offer medical care. The massages are considered as being designed for your well being and your relaxation. Never the less massages are well known to help in cases of insomnia, back pains, headaches, digestion problems, stress relief, joint pains as well as muscular tension and cramping.
I'm always open to musical suggestions for our massage session. I would like though to have a chance to listen into your music tracks before starting the massage in order to get an idea of what sort of rhythm and atmosphere the music will transport us.
As Heavy Metal and Destructive sounds are not really my cup of tea, I will ask you to bare with me and choose something else.
Please make sure to inform me on time by phone or mail, we will find a more convenient time for our next appointment. If you can't cancel within the 24 hours limit, I will have to charge you 50% of the massage value. An other option is to make someone of your friends or family happy by letting them enjoy your massage session in your place.