Frequently Asked Questions

Kane Sports And Therapeutic Massage FAQs

Does massage hurt?

Massage can be tailored to your needs, it doesn't have to hurt!  Here at Kane Sports and Therapeutic Massage we aim to help you relieve pain, we don't want to increase pain.  We can do a relaxing massage to sooth pain, or a more detailed approach where we will provide a pain scale and frequently check in on the pressure.  Some styles of massage such as Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue require more pressure, but we won't hurt you!

Do I need to take my clothes off?

Massage therapy does involve skin to skin contact.  We may apply lotion or oil to the skin during the massage.  We want you to be as comfortable as possible.  We will leave the room and give you plenty of time to undress, and then we knock before we come in the room to make sure you are under the covers.  We always ensure the most modesty as possible.  We uncover only the body parts that will be massaged, all other areas remain fully covered by the sheet and blanket.  If you ever feel insecure about the covering just keep open communication and we will accommodate!  We want you to be as comfortable as possible.  

Is cupping the thing that leaves the octopus attack marks on people?

Yes cupping can leave those circular marks that are very commonly seen lately on atheletes and many other people.  It is becoming very popular and there is good reason for that!  Cupping helps break up knots and loosen tight muscles, create better blood flow, and relieve pain!   It doesn't have to leave marks though!  We can do moving cupping that helps blood flow and pain just as well and leaves no marks.  We highly recommend cupping for anyone experiencing pain in the shoulders and neck and back!  

How will I feel after my massage session?

Massages are very relaxing.   In fact most people feel relief when they first lay down on the table.  The massage will move toxins around in the body and get blood circulating and break up knots.  After your massage session we leave the room give you as much time as you need to slowly sit up and re-dress.  You may feel slightly light headed if you get up too fast.  Most people feel what we call "massage drunk" which just means you feel euphoric and in la la land.  You will need to flush all of the toxins out after the massage with plenty of water.  

What do I do during a massage session?

You don't have to do anything in your massage session except keep open communication with your therapist and just relax.  We will do all the lifting and tucking of the sheet.  You don't have to help us, we can take care of you!  It is important to let the therapist know if anything is uncomfortable and we can adjust, such as the head rest, or the temperature of the room.   Even the pressure can be adjusted, just let us know!

Will I be pain free after my first massage?

Usually we can relieve your pain during the first massage, but it may take several sessions to keep you pain free!  Everyone is different and we will assess you when we meet you.  If your pain is intense we try to have you see us a few times a month at first until we can get the pain under control.  After this we can scale down to one massage per month for optimal self care.