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Vista, CA 92081 US

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a typical massage therapy session like?
Each massage is tailored to meet your specific needs.  You can schedule a session for 30, 60, or 90 minute increments.  The techniques used to manipulate the muscles in a massage are most effective when applied directly to the skin.  For this reason, you are asked to disrobe (undress) to your comfort level and lay between two sheets on the massage table.  The therapist will step out of the room for you to disrobe before the session and for you to re-dress again after the session.  For the entire duration of the massage, you will always be covered by a sheet.  One area of your body is exposed at a time to allow the therapist to fully work that musculature and then recover the area before moving to the next section of your body.  If at any time you are uncomfortable with the massage; the techniques being used, the part of your body being worked, the amount of pressure being applied by the therapist, the temperature of the room, or anything else, please do not hesitate to speak those concerns to your therapist immediately.  

At no time should you feel uncomfortable, exposed, or nervous.  The massage time is for you and helping your body.  It is your time and needs to meet your needs and comfort level.  Questions are encouraged of you before, during and after your session.  This can be a time of awaking for you and your body awareness.  

Will massage therapy hurt?
Massage therapy should be comfortable and not hurt. Occasionally there is a mild aching when the massage therapist applies pressure over "knots" and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the massage therapist know.

How will I feel after a massage?
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a massage treatment. Occasionally, people experience mild temporary aching for a day or so. Drinking extra water the day before, the day of, and the day after your massage will prepare your body's tissue to release toxins and recover quickly.

Frequency of Massage
There are many reasons people choose to receive a massage.  The greatest effects of a session are felt when your body can develop a routine for the work.  As a guideline, receiving massage once a month is the minimum.  Depending on your daily activities, routines, lifestyle, stress level, etc massage is helpful more often.  
When first beginning to receive massage or staring a new routine of it, more often is better to start.  Scheduling sessions each week for 4-6 weeks, then every other week for 4-6 weeks, and then spacing it out once every 3rd week and then once a month.  This allows your body to realize you are changing the way you care for it, and you are going to continue to keep it this way.  When you receive a massage once a month, after not preparing your body in the way, it takes your body 6-9 months to realize you are changing a routine.  Therefore, rather than allowing your body to adapt and adjust , it is relaxed then stressed, then relaxed and stressed and relaxed and stressed and it develops the idea.  Following a more routine plan with your massages allows your body to relax and recover, relax, recover, relax and handle life.

Each person's body will respond differently to massage.  The routine is a base for you and your therapist to discuss what is the best plan for you, your life and your body.  

How to Schedule a Massage
To schedule a massage call 760-758-4325.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

3:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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Review By Our Satisfied Patient

  • "We trust Kris and Melissa completely. They have been a huge help to my whole family. Melissa's prenatal care helped my baby stay in the correct position, greatly easing my birth. With my first two, they were sunny-side up, and it is no fun birthing that way! Melissa has been a huge help in assisting my recovery from a concussion. My kids see Kris for dislocated fingers, sprained ankles, sprained knee, etc. They are always right as rain within hours to a day or two. And, chiropractic has helped with my teenage daughter's process of having her food allergies cleared."
    Sean M. / Vista, CA

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