We provide the best massage in Lee’s Summit! A massage from our spa will help to relax your muscles, relieve stress and boost your energy. At the end of your session, you will feel refreshed both mentally and emotionally and leave with a positive outlook!
How do I prep for a massage?
To prepare for a massage it is best to make sure you are hydrated. It is important to hydrate before and after an appointment. Also, it is advisable to avoid eating 2-3 hours before your massage. If your massage is scheduled during lunch, eat light, so that you are not uncomfortable. We suggest wearing comfortable clothing.
What can I expect during a massage?
Typically, during a massage therapy session, you will undress or wear clothing that is loose and comfortable. It is important that you are at ease during your massage so only undress to the point that you are comfortable with. Most massage sessions require that you lie on a massage table covered with a sheet.
Your therapist will complete an evaluation to identify any painful or tense areas on your body and to determine the amount of pressure they need to apply. Depending on your preference, oil or lotion may be used to eliminate friction on your skin. It is important to tell your therapist if you any allergies to the oils, lotions, and aromas being used.
A massage can take anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes. This time frame is dependent on the type of massage you are receiving. Regardless of the type of massage, it is important that you are calm and relaxed during and after your massage.
If the therapist is applying too much pressure be sure to let them know. You may have areas that are more sensitive than others due to knots in your muscles. It may be somewhat uncomfortable while your therapist works on tender areas however it should never be painful.
Most important, relax and breathe normally. It may be helpful to imagine yourself floating weightless in a pool of water. You will get the most benefits from your massage if you are able to relax and enjoy the experience.
What can I expect after a massage?
At the end of your massage, you will spend a few minutes lying on the massage table before you prepare to leave. This time is spent to allow your body to relax prior to getting dressed. If you get up quickly it may lead to lightheadedness or dizziness.
Also, make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. The benefits and effects of massage are cumulative, so you will want to be sure you schedule your next appointment before you leave the Spa. After each massage, your body will feel more relaxed, and healthier. This means less anxiety and pain!
Above all, it is important to enjoy yourself. Once you have experienced the benefits of a massage, you’ll be counting down the days until your next massage appointment!
What is the cost of a massage?
The national average for the cost of a massage is approximately $60 per hour. Price for a massage will vary significantly based on the region, setting, and training of your therapist. Massage is not generally covered by health insurance however, it may be covered by auto insurance if prescribed by your physician and covered in some states by workman’s compensation.
Does a massage therapist require a degree?
Massage therapy does not require a degree; however, accreditation is important through an accredited program. Although many massage schools are accredited, there are many excellent massage schools that are not accredited. The impact this has depends on the massage therapy specialty and where the therapist is practicing. If you are interested in being a massage therapist, the best thing to do is to research the school you are interested in and determine whether the massage programs that are offered to match your career goals.
The cost of massage therapy training ranges from $6 to $17 an hour, with the average cost being $9 or $10 an hour. The cost variation is based on state requirements. A common requirement for states with massage licensing criteria is the number of hours of training, typically 500 to 600 hours. This calculates out to be $6,000 to $11,000 for tuition and certificate, depending upon location.
What are the Accreditation Organizations for Massage therapy?
If you are interested in massage therapy as a career and you attend a school that is accredited, it opens the way to receiving federal loans and eligibility for grants. Only students attending federally accredited schools are eligible for this financial support.
- Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
- Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
- Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)
- Accrediting Council for Independent Schools and Colleges (ACICS)
- Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)
- National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS)
How many hours does a massage therapist work?
Massage therapists rarely work 40 hours just performing massage therapy. Typically, therapists will work 6 hours giving clients massage treatments (5 hours of massage with time between clients).
What supplies are required for a massage therapist?
To perform massage therapy, it is necessary to have the following supplies:
- Massage Chair and or massage table
- Massage oils, lotions, creams, aromas
- Basalt (volcanic) stones and a heating device
- Relaxation CDs and a cd player
- Most importantly, Training
What is the typical salary for a massage therapist?
According to the current occupational outlook handbook from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for massage therapists is $39,860 per year. Salaries will vary based on specialization, location and years of experience. The top 10 percent of massage therapists earn more than $74,870 per year.