Las Vegas Massage
Professional Therapeutic
Mobile Massage in Las Vegas
Licensed & Nationally Certified

The Body Restoration Massage Group
(702) 524-5686

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What Should I Know Before My First Massage

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. Since toxins are released
from your soft tissues during a massage,
it is recommended you drink plenty of water afterwards.

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 are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and
create an overall sense of well-being.

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 ask 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. Many practitioners may require a recommendation or approval from your
doctor, during a massage or bodywork session

Will I Be Covered During the Session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only
the area being worked on will be exposed.

What Parts of My Body Will Be Massaged?
You and the practitioner will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your
body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck,
and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female).

Will Lubricant Be Used?
A light oil or lotion may be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the
skin. The lubricants used should hydrate the skin and be readily absorbed.

What Will the Massage or Bodywork Feel Like?
It depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing
strokes that will help to calm your nervous system and at ease exterior muscle tension.

As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax and relieve specific areas of muscular
tension. You should communicate with your practitioner 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. Ask the practitioner about the methods

How Long Will the Session Last?
The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour.
A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck
and shoulders, back, or legs and feet.

  • Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation.
  • Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
  • Hot tubs, steam baths, and saunas can assist in the relaxation process.

What Should I Do During the Massage or Bodywork Session?
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. Others like to talk
during their session. Feel free to ask the practitioner questions about massage and bodywork in general or about
the particular technique you are receiving.

Where Will My Massage or Bodywork Session Take Place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in  a warm, comfortable, quiet room or in your home. Soft
music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Who Will Perform the Massage or Bodywork?
Your session will be conducted by a professional who has received proper training, often in a variety of techniques.
Some massage and bodywork practitioners are licensed by the state, while others are locally regulated.
(In Las Vegas we are licensed by the state)

Although no two massages are exactly alike, you may request a certain technique or modality. You may also
request your preferences to a male or female therapist in some cases.

Must I Be Completely Undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however,
you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly
draped during the session.

Will the Practitioner Be Present When I Disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a
clean sheet or towel. You must be covered.

The above compliments of the Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals

*Massage does not replace the need for medical attention or psychological counseling.
Massage therapists do not diagnose medical conditions.