Monumental Massage

Chapala Building
Monument, Colorado


Monumental Massage

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Uncertain about the details of massage? Read the following answers to the most commonly asked questions about massage.


What should I Expect From my first massage session?
Your massage will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music will be playing to help you relax. The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a sheet. Most massage techniques are performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed (i.e. the sheet will be folded back to massage your leg and then covered up again). You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male & female) or breasts (female.)

A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head neck and shoulders. A light oil will be applied to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin.

What Should I Do During the Massage Session?
Make yourself comfortable. Massage is most effective when your body is not resisting. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Most people close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask the practitioner questions about massage in general or about the particular technique you are receiving. DON'T FORGET TO BREATHE, long, deep cleansing breaths. Give feedback about the pressure and/or the techniques.

The session will start with broad, flowing strokes to calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased. You should communicate immediately if you feel discomfort.

What Do I Do When the Massage Session is Over?
The practitioner will quietly leave the room at the end of the session. Relax for a few minutes. You may feel a bit "woozy" if you jump up immediately and get dressed. If you need help getting up, please let your practitioner know.

In the 24 hours following the massage, it is important to drink at least 2 quarts of water to flush the toxins that were released during the massage. Otherwise, you could get a "toxic" headache. (see Benefits)

Be sure to include massage as part of your wellness program and schedule your next massage session.



frequently asked massage questions