Which massage should I choose?
If this is your first time at Tula Spa you will receive 10% off ANY massage service on your first visit! This is also a great way to sample our delicious add-on services… hot towel foot scrub, Dry brush…. ahhhh..
Typically, a 30 minute massage is for specific areas only (ex: you wake up with a cramp in your leg, or sore neck (1-3 areas)), 60 minutes can be more detail work in specific areas, OR a general all-over relaxation, 90 minutes is detail work and general relaxation (encompasses many modalities, and this is the best option for getting all the kinks out while maintaining a slow soothing pace), and lastly, we also do 120 minutes, which encompasses many modalities, detail, and relaxation for those looking for the ultimate pampering.
What should I wear for my massage?
You can come dressed as you are. When preparing for your massage you are given the option to undress to your comfort level. For most this means down to their under garments (without a bra for access to back). The Massage Therapists at Tula Spa are thoroughly trained in draping the massage blanket so that only the area of focus (arm, leg, back) will be exposed at time of massage.
How soon should I arrive for my appointment?
First time? Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for initial paperwork and consultation. If this is not a first visit, you may arrive 5 minutes early or on time (depending on any changes that need to be communicated to your Massage Therapist).
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
This is my first time, is their anything I should be aware of?
This is 100% your massage! You can customize this massage to work with your comfort level, goals, or just ask your Massage Therapist and she’ll be more than happy to assist tailoring a massage to suit your unique needs.
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 your Massage Therapist any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. Your Massage Therapist 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.
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.
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, you notify your Massage Therapist of any health conditions that you may have 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.