• Massage Questionnaire

Why Does Your Massage Therapist Ask So Many Health Questions?

Before your first massage, you will be asked to fill out an online intake form. This questionnaire will cover your health history, any medications you are currently taking and any medical conditions you may have. You might be wondering why we need to know such detailed, personal information that you typically only discuss with your doctor. Are we just being nosy? While it may seem like a hassle or an invasion of your privacy, there IS a reason that we need to [...]

2024-02-02T15:52:27-05:00By |Massage|
  • BBT - Massage Frequency

How Often Should I Get a Massage?

“How often should I get a massage?”  This is a question we hear often at BBTM, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. One of the most important questions we ask you prior to your first session is, “What are your goals and are there any areas you would like to focus on for today's session?” Here are the most common responses lately: neck and shoulder pain from sitting at the desk, injury due to overtraining, relieve tension, tight neck muscles are causing [...]

2024-02-02T15:50:19-05:00By |Massage|
  • Client Feedback

The Importance of Client Feedback Throughout a Session

If you’re reading this, chances are you know the value of a truly great massage. Especially on hard days or during periods of stress or pain, we all look forward to the physical and emotional benefits you can get from a massage. But what can you do if your massage isn’t quite cutting it? When your massage is “fine,” but just not what you’re needing? You might feel like you’ve been shortchanged of the relief you were hoping to find, whether that [...]

2024-02-02T15:53:28-05:00By |Massage|
  • Comfortable Workspace

Creating a Comfortable Workspace For Yourself & Your Body

Creating a Comfortable Workspace For Yourself & Your Body One of the fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been that a large part of the American workforce is currently operating from home. For many employees and business owners, the work-from-home trend may continue even when the virus is finally behind us. In this scenario, it is vital to create a healthy and comfortable workspace at home. If you foresee yourself working from home for a fairly long time to come, it’s time [...]

2024-02-02T15:55:10-05:00By |Massage|

Give Your Partner a Relaxing Massage this Valentine’s Day

Keep it cozy this Valentine’s Day by staying inside and offering your partner a relaxing massage. Delivering the perfect massage may sound like pressure, but your Valentine will feel nothing but pleasure. Your partner will appreciate the attention and pampering, and the experience will help to create a more intimate bond between the two of you. You’ve got this! Here’s what to keep in mind:   Ambiance is Everything Choose a quiet/clutter-free space You’ll want to pick a quiet space where you [...]

2023-05-01T15:52:13-05:00By |Massage|

The Effects of Regular Therapeutic Massage on the Body

Is one of your goals in this new decade to focus on your health? One easy way to do that is by incorporating regular massage therapy into your routine. Regular therapeutic massage impacts your overall health. Here’s how: Boosts Immunity It seems like just about everyone is battling the flu, a bad cold, or some other virus this time of year, and you’d like to not catch it! Regular massages can make the immune system stronger according to the American Massage Therapy [...]

2023-05-01T15:53:13-05:00By |Massage|

Giving the Gift of Health

Another shopping season has begun…and so has the stress! It’s always difficult buying for those you care about the most. You want to give them something they’ll love, something they can benefit from, and something memorable. One gift that checks off all the boxes, and is especially appreciated at this time of year, is a massage! With the busyness of the holidays, one thing your family and friends may be overlooking is their health. Help them prioritize themselves with a massage. Here [...]

2023-05-01T15:58:34-05:00By |Massage|
  • Book A Massage

Five Reasons to Book your Massage Today

Ahhh – a massage! It feels so good, is therapeutic, and just the thought of getting one puts many of us into total relaxation mode.  Do you really need any other reason to book yours? Since it’s National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, we’ll give you five good ones. Relieve Stress, Reduce Depression and Anxiety, and Get a Better Night’s Sleep Massages affect the body’s biochemistry in a great way. Researchers have found that getting a massage can lower cortisol levels (the stress [...]

2023-05-01T16:02:09-05:00By |Massage|

The Benefits of Massage on Mental Health

With October being National Depression Awareness Month, it’s a great time to look at how we can take better control of our mental health. One way to do that is with routine massages.   Did you know that depression is the leading cause of disability in those 15 to 44 in the United States? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), major depressive disorder (the most commonly diagnosed form of depression) affects more than 16 million Americans a year.  Depression [...]

2023-09-28T14:30:23-05:00By |Massage|

Massage Myths – Contraindications

Contraindication is a long word with a simple meaning: a reason you shouldn’t receive a particular treatment, such as a massage. There are local contraindications—things like a small wound—that shouldn’t be massaged directly, but that don’t mean you can’t still get a perfectly good massage on other parts of your body. Then there are general contraindications, or situations in which you shouldn’t get a massage at all. Contraindications can be an illness like the flu, a treatment or medication like a strong [...]

2023-05-01T16:03:44-05:00By |Massage|
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