Frequently Answered Questions


What is a reflexology?

Reflexology is an application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.

What is a chair massage?

A chair massage is a 15-20 minute massage that focuses on the high tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands. The massage is performed on an ergonomically designed portable massage chair. You sit on the massage chair facing forward, with your head in a facerest. You don’t remove any clothing. Chair massage produces therapeutic results quickly by concentrating on the areas of greatest tension.

Do I remove my clothing?

No. During a chair massage, you remain fully clothed, though you may be asked to remove a jacket or obstructive jewelry.

Do they use oils during the massage?

No oils are used in chair massage. Sometimes a light and absorbent lotion is applied during hand and foot massage. Please let your therapist know if you prefer no lotion.

What ABOUT cleanliness?

Before each massage session massage therapist washes his hands and cleans the massage chair and face-rest and apply a fresh face-rest cover.

What if I want more or less pressure?

Just ask! Massage therapist are trained to adapt to a wide variety of body types and sensitivities to pressure.

Can I have the therapist work on just one area?

At the beginning of the massage the therapist will ask if you have any specific concerns. If you'd like the massage therapist to focus on one specific area, just ask.

Will I be tired afterwards?

Not at all! It's easy to mistake a sense of relaxation for fatigue. In fact, research has shown chair massage recipients to be more alert and focused afterwards.

Are gratuities or tips expected?

Gratuities are not expected or necessary, but of course they are an excellent way to let the massage therapist know they've done an outstanding job. If you choose to tip, the average amount is 10-20%.

I'm pregnant. Can I still get a chair massage or reflexology?

Absolutely. Massage can be very beneficial for women during pregnancy. However, be sure to let the massage therapist know you are pregnant in so they can assure your safety and comfort. This is especially true if you are in the first trimester, when it may not be obvious that you are pregnant.

Are there contraindications for chair massage or reflexology?

Yes. Medical contraindications include but are not limited to: uncontrolled hypertension, uncontrolled diabetes, fractures, herniated discs, malignancy, numbness or tingling in any part of the body, especially the hands and feet. Please inform your massage therapist of any acute or ongoing health conditions before the chair massage.

How much space is needed?

Not much - only a small 5' x 6' area is needed for the therapist to set up the massage chair or reflexolgy chair and have enough room to move around comfortably.