Frequently Asked Questions – Freedom Massage

Frequently Asked Questions


New Clients

Please fill out paperwork ahead of your appointment. Also, please come at least 15 minutes early so you do not lose any time on the table. We will need the time to do a thorough intake your first time with us. Early is always best for all sessions. Click here fill out the New Client Form


Answered by owner Diane:

I know massage feels nice, but what else is it really good for?

What isn’t massage good for should be the question! Massage is good for EVERYTHING. It helps EVERY SYSTEM, ORGAN, MUSCLE in your body, and calms your mind. Touch overrides thought. You only get one body to last this lifetime; if your overly stressed or in discomfort, your body’s resources are not as readily available to you to help you enjoy life to the fullest. Massage does everything from helping push blood from your head to your toes, to allowing your mind time to quiet itself. As a small business owner, I have had some of my greatest business revelations on the massage table — because my mind was quiet and reason could gently creep in. Nothing in all the land feels better then massage. Since ancient times touch has been a remedy to help the body heal itself.

Does getting a massage hurt?

Massages can hurt — BUT, at Freedom Massage we welcome and encourage feedback throughout your session. Therefore, if something is uncomfortable we can lighten up our pressure or adjust our technique. Massage is a team effort between the giver and receiver. To us, it is most important that you are relaxed. If your mind and body can reach a state of calm it will be the most powerful way to rid your body of pain.

How often should I get a massage?

The answer for the average person would be as often as you can afford. I would say every week if you could. In the 90’s when I began my massage career people did so without blinking an eye. Times and the economy have changed. People are busier. But, my answer remains the same: as often as possible. Every day if you could! But I would not suggest a Deep Tissue massage as often.

It is a great way to spend your money. The benefits are investing in a body that MUST LAST A LIFETIME. I often hear of people waiting too long to address discomfort and needing surgery as a consequence. That results is pain, loss of work, loss of time, lots of trips to the doctor, and lots of expensive medical bills. None of that feels good! By contrast, massage DOES feel good, and is a comparatively inexpensive preventive health care tool. Massage can be a effective part of a journey into a healthier lifestyle.

Is it safe to get a massage while pregnant?

Receiving regular massages during pregnancy has been shown to lower anxiety, decrease leg and back pain, improve sleep and decrease levels of the stress hormones.

Pregnancy massage at Freedom Massage is for women who are at least 4 months pregnant. We provide 60 minute Pregnancy massage. If you have not been a client of Freedom Massage prior to pregnancy we will need to verify your doctor recommends massage for your pregnancy.

Prior to your Pregnancy massage, you must fill out and sign our Pregnancy Massage Waiver. Please download the waiver and bring the completed form with you, or request one when you arrive for your appointment.

Do I have to get naked?

We will work with you however you are most comfortable. We understand how vulnerable clients are in our massage rooms and we treat everyone’s situation with care and integrity. You may stay partially or even fully clothed. We are better able to use gliding strokes following the muscle fibers and bringing deep relief to your body without clothing in between you and our hands. You are covered by a sheet at all times and only the areas we are working on are exposed. You will climb on the massage table in between sheets as if going to bed. No areas are exposed that would cause anyone discomfort. Freedom Massage therapists will ask a lot of questions to make sure you are comfortable. I had a client who felt most comfortable leaving her pants on for two years. It did not bother me and I was still happy she came to see me.

How do I find the right massage therapist for me?

Let a member of our team know what type of massage you are looking for and any health concerns you wish to address. All of the massage therapists that provide treatments at Freedom Massage are trained, licensed, and knowledgeable in multiple techniques. They will customize their style, and treatment, based on your needs. Additionally, you can find our massage therapist’s bios on our webpage, which can also help you find the best massage therapist for your needs.

Another difference at Freedom Massage is we ENCOURAGE YOU to try our entire staff. You will not hurt your therapist’s feelings if you want to try another team member. We are confident you will enjoy the similarities in the sessions and the subtle difference of each staff member.

Should I talk during my session?

The important issue here is that there are times when you need to speak up. If the therapist is doing anything to make you uncomfortable, you should let them know immediately. Also, let them know if you get too warm or too cold, if the room is too bright, or if the pressure needs to be changed (lighter or deeper). If something is not working for you – speak up! It’s OK!

Sure, if you’d like to talk go right ahead. The important thing to remember is that this treatment is all about you relaxing and enjoying the experience. Many therapists discourage talking in hopes that you will relax, let your mind float free and enter a state of massage bliss. In many instances, people may feel more relaxed starting off talking, and as the massage progresses, enter quiet states of relaxation.

Have more questions?

Call Diane the owner on her cellphone, 484-889-9749 — she will have an answer!