What are your hours?
Healing Roots is by appointment, 7 days a week.Use our online scheduler or call, text or email to schedule. I’m attending my first class/event at Healing Roots. What do I need to know? -Arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins to sign in, set up and get settled in. -Mats and props are provided but you are welcome to bring personal items as well. -Healing Roots has a comfortable and community-oriented ambiance. We provide a supportive and safe space that is beginner friendly. Please email or call Sarah if you have any additional questions or concerns.
What do I need to know?
Arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins to sign in, set up and get settled in. -Mats and props are provided but you are welcome to bring personal items as well. -Healing Roots has a comfortable and community-oriented ambiance. We provide a supportive and safe space that is beginner friendly. Please email or call Sarah if you have any additional questions or concerns.
Tips for BEFORE YOUR SESSION:
Should I arrive early?
If this is your first appointment or first class at Healing Roots, please arrive at least 10 minutes early. We want you to have plenty of time to get settled in so you can begin your session with an easy mind.
Should I do anything special before my massage?
Feeling too full as well as feeling hungry during your session can inhibit your ability to relax. Please eat mindfully.
** Both caffeine and alcohol can speed your heart rate and inhibit your relaxation. If possible, avoid them before your session. ** We appreciate proper hygiene but please avoid wearing scents! (perfumes, etc.) These can trigger allergic reactions for our therapists or other students. ** If possible, schedule your appointment at a time when you will not feel rushed. We want you to be able to ride your relaxation as long as possible!
Info for WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
Why won't the front door open?
Welcome! Please use the side purple door for entrance. We like to avoid walking through the front room so we can keep our yoga room nice and clean!
I don't see anyone at the desk, what do I do?
When you arrive, your therapist may be finishing up with a previous client-no worries! Please make yourself comfortable. There will be water and hot water for tea on the counter. We ask that you remove your shoes and place them in the cubby area. There will be an intake form on the coffee table for you to complete. Most importantly, try to enter a mental state of “letting go”. You deserve this time to relax, and we want you to enjoy it fully.
Here is some good-to-know info for DURING YOUR SESSION
What do I wear?
Your therapist will be able to work the most thoroughly if you undress completely, but please remove whatever you are most comfortable with. Proper draping of sheets and blanket will be used throughout the entirety of the massage.
What do I do during my session?
As the mind, so the body. During your massage, please focus on slow and relaxed breathing.
What if I am not 100% comfortable?
If there is anything your therapist can do to improve your level of comfort we encourage you to let them know. This includes but is not limited to: increasing or decreasing pressure, adjusting the temperature, removing or adding a blanket, providing you with a neck roll, adjusting your face cradle, adjusting the volume of the music or using a more preferred essential oil. We may not always be able to identify your needs but but we are always happy to make adjustments if you let us know!
Can I talk during my session?
As we mentioned above, PLEASE express anything we can do to make you feel more comfortable. At times, It is also beneficial to share how your body is responding (I.E feeling increased tenderness, referred pain, or a release). Additional conversation however, should be kept to a minimum, or avoided all together. This is so you are able to fully absorb and digest the benefits of your service. Again, this time is for YOU.
Some tips for AFTER YOUR SESSION
I'm experiencing some soreness after my massage, is that normal?
Depending on the type of work your therapist performed, YES. Think of it like exercising. Your muscle tissue has been stretched and worked. Feeling sore for up to 2 days is very normal. If soreness persists or if you experience any negative effects from your message, please contact Sarah at 724-494-8206.
When should I come back?
This is different for everyone, depending on your needs and intentions. If you are using massage as a means of pain management then you may most benefit by coming weekly. If you are using massage as general maintenance for your overall wellness, coming every 4 weeks would be ideal. Keep in mind that massage has its greatest benefits over time. The body will respond best depending on the frequency and most importantly the consistency of sessions.
Is there anything else I should know?
Please drink plenty of water and avoid drinking alcohol due to its dehydrating nature. Notice your breathing and body. Be aware of any thoughts, body mechanics, or emotional triggers that may bring back tension.