FAQ

Boulder Massage Therapist | About Liraz Bergman

FAQ

What are the physical benefits of Massage Therapy?

• Enhances Relaxation • Calms the nervous system • Lowers blood pressure • Reduces heart rate • Slows respiration • Loosens tight muscles • Reduces Chronic Pain • Improves skin tone • Increases blood and lymph circulation • Speeds the removal of metabolic waste • Relieves tired and aching muscles • Stimulates the release of endorphins • Improves muscle tone • Relieves cramps and muscle spasms • Promotes more effective breathing • Speeds recovery from injuries and illness • Strengthens the immune system • Reduces swelling • Reduces scarring • Improves posture • Reduces tension headaches • Increases tissue metabolism • Improves body awareness

What are the mental benefits of Massage Therapy?

• Reduces mental stress • Promotes better sleep • Calms a bad temper • Induces mental relaxation • Improves concentration

Any emotional benefits of Massage Therapy?

• Reduces anxiety • Enhances self-image • Provides a feeling of well being

What to expect during a Massage Session?

Your Massage session will be in a comfortable, clean and peaceful environment while soft relaxing music is playing in the background. First, you will be asked to fill out a basic medical history form. This form is kept confidential and allows me to tailor a massage to your special needs. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. I will then leave the room while you undress and get on the Massage Table and cover yourself with a clean sheet.

Next I will administer some gentle stretches called Dry Moves which helps prepare the body for massage. Then I will begin the actual Massage with a light hydrating oil/cream/gel to allow the muscles to be worked without excessive friction to the skin.

I will check in with you about pressure, temperature, and general comfort, but please remember that only you can feel what is going on inside your own body, and that you should feel free to tell me if anything is at all painful or uncomfortable.

Will I be covered during the Session?

You will be properly draped at all times to provide you with warmth and comfort. Only the areas being worked will be exposed.

Must I completely undress?

Most massage techniques are performed traditionally unclothed; however you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. I am able to work around or through clothing. My primary concern is that you are comfortable.

What parts of my body will be massaged?

We will discuss the desired outcome of your session beforehand. This will determine which parts of your body need massage. A typical Full Body Massage will include work on your back, legs, arms, feet, hands, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male and female) or breasts (females).

What am I supposed to do during the massage?

Focus on relaxing and letting go. Taking deep natural breaths can help you relax. The amount of conversation is up to you. Most clients find that they become more comfortable when they talk with me but others prefer complete silence. Do not hesitate to ask questions about what I’m doing or about massage in general.

How long will the session last?

The average Full Body Session will last for 1 hour; however, many people prefer 90 minutes for optimal relaxation and enjoyment.

Do I have to receive a full body treatment?

No, you can ask me to focus on one or more specific areas for the scheduled time. I can easily tailor your session to focus on a special concern; that’s why you fill out a basic medical history form. Sessions differ from client to client.

By telling me which areas of your body feel sore or painful, you help me to focus on gently releasing those particular muscle groups. Deep, slow breathing will also help to relax tight muscles as well as reduce stress. I value feedback – so feel free to tell me what you like and especially what you don’t like.

How Will I Feel After the Massage or Energy Session?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some 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.

After your treatment, it is well advised to hydrate — drink a good amount of water so that your body can rid itself of any metabolic waste products that have been pushed into your bloodstream during the massage such as lactic acid. Lactic acid, a naturally occurring metabolic waste product is produced by muscle tissue when it is worked either actively during exercise or passively during a circulatory massage.

Is Massage Always Appropriate?

Massage for relaxation is almost always helpful.  However, there are certain conditions for which massage is not appropriate. Tell me about any medical condition you may have, even a minor one.  Some conditions require close communication between me and your doctor or other healing practitioner.

I pulled a muscle yesterday. Should I get a massage?

It’s not a good idea to receive massage in the very early stages of sprains and strains when there’s still a good deal of swelling, heat, and tenderness. After a few days, though, massage can aid in the recovery process.

How does Reconnective Healing compare to other energy healing methods?

It works more directly with the core electromagnetic connections of the body and being at all levels. Besides being a very high frequency vibration, it is extremely expansive.

It seems to go more directly to the core origin of issues and imbalances rather than using the “onion peeling” method of clearing layers from surface to core. Therefore, in most cases, it seems to work more rapidly and usually requires fewer sessions.

When the core origin is effected, everything connected to the issue tends to shift into realignment more quickly. This facilitates rapid results and also unfolds long term as appropriate to your life path.

How to schedule an appointment?

Simply e-mail me at: liraz [at] heavenlyembrace [dot] com or call (720) 515-9034.
Please leave your name, the appointment time and day you desire and your phone number. I will return your call as soon as possible.

Heavenly Embrace Wellness 2310 Juniper Ave, Boulder, CO 80304 (720) 515-9034 liraz@heavenlyembrace.com
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