Common Questions

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Experience deep quietude.

This is my first massage. What do I need to know or do?

Arrive Early
Get acquainted with the space and fill out our intake.
Speak to your therapist about what’s going on with your body. Let them know if you have an intention for your session.

Breathe
The fuller your breath the easier it is for the muscles to unwind. Make the most of your session by inhaling and exhaling fully in the first few moments.

Speak Up
Let your therapist know if the pressure is comfortable. Don’t be shy. This is after all for you.

Do Nothing Else
You may want to help by lifting an arm or a leg. It’s actually easier for us if you let yourself be heavy and refrain from engaging any muscles while the work is happening.

I recently had an injury. Can bodywork help?
Speak with your Primary Care Physician about the best method of care for you. Depending on the injury, massage can usually help. Either through directly working on the injury or by working on the muscles surrounding the injury, massage can provide a lot of pain relief and speed the healing process.

Can I get a deep tissue massage at Longevity?
Yes, absolutely. Deep Tissue massage refers to the layer contacted when working, the deep layers of muscle. It is extremely therapeutic when crafted with other modalities to allow the muscle to naturally open so that contact can be made with a deeper layer. It’s important to note that this is meant to be painful, but sometimes might “hurt so good”. We work within our capacity and

Do I get undressed for a session?
You can undress to your level of comfort. Throughout the session, you will be covered with a sheet and blanket with only the area being worked on exposed.

Is massage or bodywork a good idea if I’m feeling under the weather?
If you’re sick, or if you just feel a cold coming on, then it’s best to rest at home, but if you’re recovering from being sick then massage can support the flushing out of toxins. As preventative, massage is amazing for supporting the immune system and general well-being.

Do you accept insurance?
Yes, we currently accept Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) claims.  To learn more about our insurance policies, click here.

How often should I receive a bodywork session?
It depends but generally speaking, for maintenance we recommend once a month for at least an hour. If you are coming for a specific concern and are looking to relieve it, we recommend coming once a week for at least 4-6 weeks. During this time your body will begin to open and release. It’s important that you come in before the muscles go back to the pattern of chronic pain it began. If you’ve never had bodywork and it has not been a practice you’ve incorporated in your life, then we suggest you commit to 4 times a year, about once every three months.

The most important thing in the end isn’t how often you return, but that you do!

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  • Oregon Coast Massage

    Longevity Massage
    P.O. Box 1313
    298 Laneda Ave., Suite 6
    Manzanita, OR 97130

    Upstairs From Mother Nature's
    in Howell's Square

    (503) 368-3800
    info@longevitymanzanita.com

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