Massage Therapy FAQs

Today, a growing number of people across all age groups in Bradenton are looking to experience the benefits of massage therapy. These benefits include improved relaxation, reduced stress, expedited healing, and more. The benefits of massage therapy can be experienced by anyone from expecting mothers, athletes, chronically ill individuals, disabled people, those with high stress, and everyone in between. However, if it's your first time getting a massage at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton, you may have a few questions. To help make the experience as pleasurable and enjoyable as possible, we've answered a few of the top frequently asked questions.


Do I Need to Undress During My First Massage?

When you get a massage at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton, you'll be properly draped or covered at all times to ensure you are comfortable and warm. The only area that will be exposed is the area being worked on. If you are uncomfortable exposing any area, simply let your massage therapist know. However, most clients will undress down to undergarments. 

What Should I Expect During My First Visit? 

During your first visit, your massage therapist will ask you to complete a health history questionnaire. Then, the therapist will discuss trouble areas and whether there are conditions that should be addressed. This way, the massage therapist can decide which massage is best for you. It's vital you discuss all medications and health concerns with your therapist, so he or she can adapt the session to best meet your needs. 

How Early Should I Arrive for My First Visit? 

At Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic, we always suggest you show up at least 10 to 15 minutes prior to your initial appointment. This way, you can carefully complete your health history forms and provide as much information as possible.

How Often Should I Schedule a Massage? 

Everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for you. If you're looking to relax, a session every month may be ideal. On the other hand, if you have a specific condition, it may be suggested to go more frequently and then taper down based on a schedule. In either case, the frequency of your sessions will be based on a discussion with your therapist. 

Can I Talk During My Massage Session? 

You can absolutely talk during your massage session. It's important to remember that your massage session is all about you enjoying the experience and relaxing. This means whatever helps you relax is what you should do.

Contact Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic to Book a Massage Session

If you're looking for the best massage, you only need to visit Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic. Our experienced chiropractor and massage therapist will create a plan based on your needs and goals. 

Contact Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic in Bradenton today at (941) 739-2900 to schedule an appointment.


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