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Orthomed Massage Clinic
269 West Main Street (Rt 20)
Northborough MA 01532
|Orthomed Massage Clinic | 269 West Main Street Northborough MA 01532 | 508.466-8257
- Must I be completely undressed?
- Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
- Will I be covered during the treatment?
- Will lubricant be used?
- What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
- Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
- How long will the sessions last?
- What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
- How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
- Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
- What are my therapist's qualifications?
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork table treatments are traditionally performed with the client unclothed and draped; however, you may decide
to disrobe to your own comfort level. You will be properly draped at all times.
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
Will I be covered during the treatment?
Your comfort level and privacy is of our utmost concern. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only
the area being worked on individually will be uncovered.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
You and the practitioner will discuss the desired outcome of the treatment. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A
typical full body treatment will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, gluts, abdominals, and your shoulders. You
will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female).
Will lubricant be used?
A light oil or lotion may be used to allow the muscle to be worked without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lubricants used should
hydrate the skin and be readily absorbed. If you have sensitive skin or skin allergies please tell your practitioner.
What will the massage feel like?
It depends on the techniques used. In an Orthopedic Massage or Deep Tissue Massage your session will include focus to areas of muscular
tension and will include varying degrees of deep pressure within the client's comfort level. In a relaxation massage, your session will start
with broad, flowing stokes which will help to calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your muscles becomes
relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. You should communicate immediately
if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous type of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different stokes, including basic rubbing stokes, rocking
movement, posture and movement reeducation, application of pressure to specific points, etc. Ask the practitioner about the methods he or
How long will the sessions last?
The average massage session or treatments last approximately one hour. You have a choice of 60 mins , 75mins, or 90min sessions.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your
arm). Some people choose to tune out distraction. Others like to talk during their massage or bodywork. During Orthopedic Massage there
may be communication necessary with the client to discuss treatment focus. Feel free to ask the practitioner questions about massage and
bodywork in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Ideally, you will 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. Aftercare and recommendations will be made by your therapist post treatment and may include
stretching, hot/cold use ect.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Before you begin your first session, you will need to fill out a heath intake form. Your practitioner will ask you some general health
questions. It's very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under
doctors' care, or experiencing an acute injury, it is strongly recommended that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to
What are my therapist's qualifications?
All therapists employed at Orthomed are trained professionals who have graduated from an accredited training program in therapeutic
massage. All practitioners meet strict state certified and licensure requirements to practice massage therapy in the state of Massachusetts.
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