Q: How is the Bailey Institute different than day spas?
A: Instead of basic relaxing massages, our Massage Therapists are specifically trained in assessing the root cause of your muscular pain. Your treatments with us are specifically tailored to your needs.
Q: Does massage therapy hurt?
A: Generally, no. However, it depends on the type of therapy and what kinds of problems you have. Any therapy that directly addresses soft tissue or muscular problems can be a bit uncomfortable when treating problem areas. The pain comes from the tissue pathology, not from the work itself. The client needs to let the therapist know if the discomfort is more than he or she can tolerate. Many clients describe the therapeutic work as “good hurt,” meaning that they feel the difference between constructive and destructive pain.
Q: Do I have to get completely undressed?
A: You are asked to undress to whatever point you are comfortable. During the massage, only the part of your body actively being worked on is uncovered. Your modesty will always be respected.
Q: What should I expect when I come in for my first massage?
A: You will be asked to fill out a simple health form to help your Massage Therapist better understand what may be causing your discomfort. Filling out this form will not take away from your session time. The therapist will bring you into the treatment room and discuss how you are feeling and any issues you may have so that they may tailor the massage to suite your specific needs. You may ask as many questions as you like. The therapist will then leave the room so that you may undress to whatever point you are comfortable. After your treatment, it is important to drink plenty of water. Your therapist will discuss with you suggestions for further treatment they may have to help you feel the best you possibly can.