Razage for Wellness is an integrative holistic approach to health. Offering a blend of massage, Reiki, Psychic Readings (using the Razage Oracle Deck) and Aromatherapy to move towards holistic balance. We work alongside the client and not a ” therapist quick fix”. Facilitating self maintenance and self responsibility of health creates the best results. Razage offers recommendations to the client as to what they can do in-between sessions to strengthen, lengthen and hydrate. Promoting more optimal function. Nothing can replace the benefits of a hands on bodywork but it alone isn’t enough to keep your body in tune.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than the high stress of our current environment. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into: decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep quality, greater energy, improved concentration, increased circulation, reduced fatigue. Massage can also help address a number of health issues.
Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music (or no music) may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client disrobed; however, it is entirely up to you. You should disrobe to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you disrobe, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet. You may forgo the blanket but you MUST use the sheet. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. Under no circumstances will your private parts be exposed. Any inappropriate advances or behaviour will immediately terminate the session and the client will be responsible for the session fee, as the time has been blocked off from others.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. You can always request that other areas, such as stomach be addressed, or you may request certain areas are not worked on. The session is about YOU, so dont be affraid to voice your preferences. If the therapist is offended theyre in the wrong business!
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, energy balancing and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm. Just allow the motion, dont tense up to "help"). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask. If youre a talker, try to take this time to go inward. Excessive talking does not allow the therapist to focus completely and notice changes in your muscles.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. 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 on a daily basis.
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session ( Physician Permission Forms are found in the "studio forms" tab). Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.