Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between Thai massage and regular massage?

This question gets asked a lot. The biggest difference is that Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor and the client is fully clothed. In addition, clients are moved into various stretches and range of motion movements by the practitioner. Some people would say it is as if someone is doing yoga to you while you lay passive. Deep compressions are also used to release tension and unblock stagnation. Similarly to table massage, Thai massage can be as relaxing or therapeutic as you need it. No matter what kind of session you choose, you will have a rejuvenating experience.

What should I wear or do I need to get fully undressed?

If you are coming for a Thai massage you will want to wear something you can move in such as yoga pants and a t-shirt. Please, no shorts or skirts. 

If you are coming for deep tissue or relaxation, you may remove your clothes to your comfort level. Some clients choose to leave their underwear on while others remove them. You will be draped under a sheet and blanket during the session and only the portion that is being worked on will be uncovered. We able to work through your clothes, but some techniques require lubrication to help with glide and those are best done on bare skin. 

This is my first massage, what should I expect?

Massage can help with many ailments and injuries and because it has deep effects on the body we need to know a little bit of your health background before we can get started. If you didn't fill out the emailed intake form, please plan to do so at your appointment.  Will ask some questions about your health history and what may have brought you in.

After the initial intake interview, we will show you how to get on the table and leave the room while you get ready. We knock and ask if you are under the sheets on the table before entering. If we are doing a Thai massage, you do not need to undress unless you need to change into more flexible clothing.

During the session, we will check in with you to make sure you are warm enough and that the pressure is right, but other than that, we will let you take it easy in silence. There is no pressure to make small talk, but if you have a question about a technique, feel free to ask!

If you fall asleep, that's okay! We will wake you up if you need you to change position or the session has ended.

After the massage, you should take your time getting up from the table or mat. Massage lowers blood pressure and getting up too quickly may make you dizzy. If it is your first massage you may feel sore the next day. This is normal. In some cases, you may even feel flu like symptoms from the cellular waste and toxins being moved out of your body. Again, this has been known to happen. The best way to prevent it is to stay hydrated after your massage. Water is your friend!

How often should I be getting massage?

Massage has significant health benefits that are best experienced with regular massage. Where you stand on the frequency spectrum depends on what you are trying to achieve. Many people receive bodywork because they are trying to recover from an injury and this requires more frequent appointments such as once or twice a week. After their tissue is in a healthy place they can switch to maintenance and come once a month. Biweekly or once a month is also very typical for preventative care.

What forms of payment can I use?

We accept cash, credit, and flexible/health spending accounts.

I have more questions! Where can I get them answered?

If you have more questions please do not hesitate to contact us. You can use the Contact page orsend an email to info@chandarabodyworks.com.