A Noticed Difference LLC
Providing Therapeutic Bodywork for Healthy Living

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will my massage session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
What should I expect with my massage session?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

Where will my massage session take place?
Your massage session will take place in a private office. You will lie on a hydraulic table designed for your comfort.

Must I be completely undressed?
Each session is different in the area being addressed and the techniques applied, so it is highly recommended to bring a pair of comfortable shorts and a sports top (for women). You will undress to your comfort level always and draping will be used throughout the entire session.

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, glutes, legs, feet, arms, hands, neck, upper chest (pecs.) and shoulders.  


What should I expect with my massage session?
Depending on the goals of your session will vary upon what techniques are utilized in session, however, overall you should expect to be as relaxed as possible while your therapist works on the soft tissue. Gentle movements will be performed throughout your session and you will be asked if you need to move your body. Majority of the time, the work you will be receiving is passive where you will just lay comfortably on the table. 

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 session?
Prior to the massage, please do not hesitate to ask any questions about the technique or the expected outcomes of your session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. Many people close their eyes to completely relax, communicating when a tender area is found, if there is any pain present in the area worked, 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?
A general sense of relaxation in addition to feeling 'lighter" from the alleviation of chronic tension is expected. Results are specific to each individual.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork is shown to release chronic muscular tension and pain from chronic or acute muscular issues, improves circulation, increases joint flexibility, reduces mental and physical fatigue and stress, promotes faster healing of injured muscular tissue, and reduces blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. Check out the latest research tab to learn more about the benefits of massage. 

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, your therapist asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform your therapist 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. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.