What Can I Expect During My Visit?
We welcome you with a glass of water. Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, forearms and knees during the massage. If you request a relaxing massage, we will mostly use thumbs and palms to work on your soft tissue layers. After the sessions, we offer to compress oil residue off by using hot towels. Then you could take your time to get up and we will have a glass of water or warm tea waiting for you outside. The treatment minutes include of complimentary foot soak and dressing time.
All clients will be treated with respect and if there are concerns please discuss with our spa manager firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure to respond right away.
Please note that CHER Massage & Spa have a zero tolerance policy to any type of aggression and/or sexual harassment.
Does Massage Hurt?
Our relaxation massage is designed to work on the soft tissue so you should only feel totally relaxed. However, the Deep Tissue Massage, at certain times some people find there is usually some discomfort. It is important to tell the massage therapist if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.
Massage may not be safe for people with diabetes, blood clots (e.g. thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombosis. If you have diabetes or blood clots or are at risk, it is essential you consult your doctor first. If you've had recent surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or any other medical procedure, or are pregnant, it is wise to check with your doctor before starting massage therapy. Massage cannot be performed on bruises, inflamed or infected skin, skin rashes, unhealed or open wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, fragile bones, or areas of recent fractures. Some people with osteoporosis should avoid Deep Tissue Massage.
Tips & After Care
Do not eat a heavy meal before your massage. If it's your first time at the spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage. A deep tissue massage may result in muscle soreness or tenderness, which may last a day or two. Your massage therapist may recommend icing any painful areas. Drinking water after the massage may help to flush out toxins that are released from muscles and properly rehydrate muscles, which can help to reduce muscle aches and stiffness after a massage. Avoid strenuous activity after a massage. Stretching can help to prevent muscle aches and pain after a deep tissue massage.