Massage Denver: Frequently Asked Questions

Are your Denver massage therapists licensed?
Yes. All of our massage therapists are professionals licensed by the state of Colorado.

What should I expect during my first massage therapy session?
You must fill out a brief form to document relevant medical information and let us know your goals for treatment. It is very important to list all your health concerns and any allergies so the therapist can meet your specific needs. She or he will then ask you about the body areas you would like worked on and conditions you want addressed. Together you and your therapist will determine the type of treatment that is appropriate for you.

Why am I required to fill out this form before I receive my massage?
Your massage therapist needs to know about your medical conditions, injuries and medications to ensure that bodywork is appropriate for you. Knowing your health status allows her or him to provide a safe, beneficial massage. Other information such as your occupation and physical activity helps your therapist understand your body mechanics and where you hold tension. CCWC protects your medical information and keeps it confidential.

If your health status changes, please make sure to let your massage therapist know.

How long will a massage treatment last?
Most massage treatments are approximately one hour. A half-hour session only allows time for a partial treatment, such as work on the neck and upper back. For optimal relaxation, we recommend 60- to 90-minute sessions.

Where will my Denver massage session take place?
You will enjoy your massage in a warm, calm and comfortable room. Your therapist may play soft music to help you relax.

What do I wear during the massage?
You should undress to the level you are comfortable. Depending on the area you want treated, you may not need to fully undress. Most people undress completely for a full-body massage. Your therapist will leave the room while you disrobe. She or he will keep you covered with a sheet and/or blanket at all times, only uncovering the area being worked on.

Will my massage hurt?
A massage should never be painful. You may experience some discomfort when the therapist works on an injured or tense area. Sometimes discomfort is necessary as the therapist improves an area, but it should be at a level you can tolerate. It is important to tell your massage therapist how you feel during treatment so she or he knows what depth of muscle work you find comfortable.

Is massage always appropriate?
No. You should not schedule treatment if you have a fever, cold or flu or contagious skin infection. Other conditions may require your therapist to adapt the treatment technique or avoid an area completely. Your therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor, depending on your current health status.

Should I do anything specific after my massage?
It's important to drink plenty of water after a massage to keep your tissues hydrated and flush out any toxins that may have been released. An epsom salt bath can also help soothe and prevent next-day muscle soreness.