Soothing Therapeutic Massage - Jessika Mankin, LMT

Relaxation massage in Fort Collins
What Are the Benefits of Massage Therapy? 
Bodywork assists your self-healing process by:
- Increasing circulation to tissues and organs
- Strengthening your immune system response
- Relaxing tense and overused muscles
- Increasing range of motion
- Injury prevention and recovery for athletes
- Relieving pain from migraines and tension headaches

Must I Be Completely Undressed?
Circulatory massage techniques work best with clients undressed; however you should disrobe to your level of comfort. You will be draped modestly with a sheet during the entire session and only the area being worked on will be uncovered. Clients remain fully dressed during chair massage.

What Should I Do During the Massage Therapy Session?
Make yourself comfortable. Many people close their eyes and completely relax... some fall asleep. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask questions or request a change in technique, pressure, or room temperature so that you will feel comfortable. I will gently move you or ask you to reposition if needed.

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What Oils or Lotions Will Be Used?
I use Dream Cream by Renaud Naturals in most of my sessions. This cream is made locally with certified organic ingredients. It contains Aloe Vera and Monoi de Tahiti Oil, which soothe and deeply moisturize your skin, leaving you soft and never greasy. Please let me know prior to your session if you have any skin allergies so I may accommodate your needs accordingly.

How Will I Feel After the Session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your session.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?
I except cash, checks, and cards at the time of service in my Fort Collins office. I also accept debit, credit and PayPal payments online, near the bottom of the 'Services and Rates' page.

How Far in Advance Do I Need to Book an Appointment?
Same day massage therapy appointments may be available, but scheduling in advance is recommended to book the day and time you want. I am often booked out for a week or two.

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What is Your Cancellation Policy?
Missed and late appointments significantly affect my business and livelihood. A minimum of 24 hours notice is requested for cancellations. If less than 24 hours notice is given, you will be expected to pay a $30 fee to help compensate for my time lost.

What Medical Conditions Would Make Massage Therapy Inadvisable?
It is important that you inform me of any health conditions, injuries, surgeries, or allergies you may have. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. I may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor for serious conditions.

Some contraindicated conditions include:
- Certain forms of cancer
- Phlebitis or thrombosis
- Certain heart or blood conditions
- Certain skin conditions
- Infectious and contagious diseases including colds, flu's, or fevers
- Diabetes (Deep tissue work is contraindicated with peripheral neuropathy)
- Acute Arthritis

Do Most Medical Issues Make Bodywork Inadvisable?
Not always. In fact, massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in the above cases it is best to have advice from your physician.