Check out the list of FAQ’s below:

*Any open wounds MUST be covered. Also, please tend to personal hygiene before you come in since we do not have shower facilities. 


Q:) Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?

A:) Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room in my office space at Shirley's Tan & Tone. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table or sit in a chair especially designed for your comfort.


Q:) Must I be completely undressed?

A:) Most table massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session where you will not be exposed. With chair massage, you remain fully clothed.


Q:) What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?

A:) Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the therapist any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm or any specific areas for stretching technique). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax; communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.


Q:) What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?

A:) Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.


Q:) Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?

A:) Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. 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. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required. *Any open wounds MUST be covered. Also, please tend to personal hygiene before you come in since we do not have shower facilities.