1 What exactly is Massage Therapy ?
2 What can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?
3 Are there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?
4 Do I have to take my clothes off?
5 What if I am uncomfortable with my body?
6 Am I expected to talk during the massage?
7 After my appointment, is there anything specific I should do?
8 What are the key benefits of Massage Therapy ?
9 Does the massage therapist use on the skin for the massage?
10 Will it hurt?
11 When should I get a massage and how often?
12 When should I not get a massage?
13 What type of payment do you accept?
14 What benefits do Registered Massage Therapists offer?
15 Does Sogo Body Therapy accept health insurance?
1 What is Body Sugar and does it really
2 Is it all natural?
3 Is it very painful?
4 How long can you go between treatments?
5 What parts of the body can be sugared?
6 What is the overall benefit?
7 Is this the same company as seen on TV?
8 Do clients leave your office sticky and
is Sugaring sanitary?
9 Will my hair will grow back thicker and
10 Can diabetics be sugared?
11 Is Sugaring just a fad?
12 What is the difference between a Bikini and a Brazilian?
exactly is Massage Therapy ?
Massage therapy spans a wide variety of therapeutic approaches,
working to improve an individual's health and well being
through hands-on manipulation of muscles and other soft
tissues of the body.
can I expect when I go for a massage appointment?
For your first appointment you will want to come 10 minutes
early to fill out a Health History and Client-Therapist
Agreement form. This will give us both a chance to connect
on a personal level and answer any questions you may have.
This gives us time to assess your body's condition to
determine your treatment needs and goals.
there any preparations I need to make before my appointment?
It is a good idea to hydrate by drinking water (before
and after your treatment) because I will be flushing toxins
out of your tight muscles and you want them flushed out
of your body. Also, good hygiene is important so please
shower before coming to your appointment.
I have to take my clothes off?
Whatever you are comfortable with. Some people choose
to undress completely while others keep undergarments
on. Throughout the massage you will be covered by a sheet
and I will only undrape the body part I am working on.
No clothes need to be removed for certain massage techiques
such as Shiatsu and stretching. If you would feel more
comfortable by being clothed you will still receive a
high quality massage. Make sure the clothes you wear are
loose and comfortable.
What if I am uncomfortable with my body?
You wouldn't believe how many times I've heard someone
say they'd get a massage if they were more comfortable
about their body. Don't let this stop you. You're denying
yourself quite a pleasurable experience. Massage therapists
have seen bodies in every imaginable shape, size, age,
and physique. We're professionals who have found massage
to be a wonderful gift to give to men and women alike,
regardless their body type. We are proud of what we can
offer to people in need of relief from muscular discomfort
or just wanting to luxuriate in the sense of touch. As
I've mentioned, you can also receive a clothed massage
if that will help you feel more at ease.
Am I expected to talk during
The key to a massage is relaxation and allowing yourself
to enjoy the experience. I try not to encourage too much
conversation so you can be in tune with your body, let
your mind float free and fully enjoy the session. It's
not uncommon for many people to feel more relaxed by talking.
Talking makes the therapist become more human and personal
to them, and having this interaction makes it easier for
them to place their trust in the therapist, and therefore
make it easier for them to relax. Many clients talk in
the initial stages of a massage, and as the massage progresses
they become quiet, they slip farther into a state of total
relaxation, and are transported to an almost subconscious
bliss. You can do what ever you feel is right for you
during that session, it is YOUR time. However, I may require
verbal information in regards to the pressure, or pertinent
to health findings during the treatment.
my appointment, is there anything specific I should do?
It is recommended to drink plenty of water to keep your
tissues hydrated after a massage. Also, an epsom salt
bath is recommended to soothe and detoxify muscles, as
well as enhance the benefits of the massage. I have this
product available at Sogo Body Therapy.
What are the key benefits of
Massage Therapy ?
Massage therapy is designed to stretch and loosen muscles,
improve blood flow and the movement of lymph throughout
the body, facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes resulting
from exercise or inactivity, and increases the flow of
oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues. In addition
massage stimulates the release of endorphins - the body's
natural painkiller into the brain and nervous system.
the massage therapist use on the skin for the massage?
I mainly use Biotone massage lotion or massage gel, depending
upon the individual client and the treatment.
It depends on the type of therapy and what kinds of problems
you have. A general relaxation Swedish massage should
not hurt. Shiatsu may access painful points, and any therapy
such as Deep Tissue that directly addresses myofascial
problems may be painful when treating problem areas. However,
most clients describe such feelings as "hurting in
a good way" . A good massage therapist pays careful
attention to both verbal and nonverbal cues from their
client so as they know how deep to go. It is important
that you let me know if you are feeling any discomfort
throughout the massage.
should I get a massage and how often?
Any time is a good time to get a massage. You don't need
to wait until you're stressed or injured. Too often I
see clients who wait until they reach this state to see
me. Massage works wonders as preventive care for a person's
body and mind. Instead of waiting until your back hurts,
or your headaches form from overwork or stress, get a
massage before these things happen. A regular massage
is a wonderful way to cope with stress, both physical
and emotional, and to keep if from causing discomfort
or harm to your body. If a client comes for some injury
relief, and to relieve chronic tightness that is interfering
with their daily lives then weekly sessions may be necessary.
Doing this will help build on each session's improvement
in their relief and healing. For those who use massage
as preventive care and managing the daily stress in their
lives, once a month is about the norm. For most people,
the frequency of their massages is limited by their pocketbook.
It's an unfortunate fact, but once many people realize
the benefits it provides them, and the pleasure they receive
from it, they find a way to incorporate a regular session
into their budget.
should I not get a massage?
There are several contraindications for receiving a massage.
If you have any of the following conditions, you should
not get a massage:
• Any type of infectious disease
• Systemic infections
• Severe cold
• Fracture, bleeding, burns or other acute injury
• Liver and kidney diseases
• Blood clot
• Pregnancy-induced diabetes, toxemia, preeclampsia/eclampsia
• High blood pressure (unless under control with
• Heart disease
• Open skin lesions or sores (therapist may work
around them if localized)
The guidelines here are pretty straightforward. You don't
want the massage to make an underlying medical condition
worse, and you don't want to pass anything contagious
to the massage therapist. If you're unsure about whether
a minor condition should prohibit you from getting a massage,
call your therapist before your appointment. If you have
a chronic medical condition, check with your doctor before
proceeding on a course of massage therapy. This is why
I have you fill out a Health Form to provide the me with
a list any underlying medical conditions. I need to be
aware of any health issues, even if you have an allergy
to something in the oils that I use.
type of payment do you accept?
We accept cash or cheque.
benefits do Registered Massage Therapists offer?
A registered therapist can give you a provider number so you may bill your health insurance company.
Also, registered massage therapists typically have extensive formal education.
Does Sogo Body Therapy accept health insurance?
Yes, however, unless you are with Blue Cross you will need to submit your own claim?
You will need to contact your insurance company to verify if you have massage therapy coverage.
If you are covered, please verify the coverage amount and confirm if you will need a prescription.
If your provider is Blue Cross, we can bill directly if you provide your Blue Cross card.
If you require a receipt to bill your insurance company, please provide a copy of your prescription (if required by your provider).
is Body Sugar and does it really work??
It is a hair removal system using a specially formulated
sugar paste. The concept is similar to waxing but the
technique and results are far more superior. You will
notice a difference in hair texture, colour and density
after the first treatment.
it all natural?
YES! The Body Sugaring paste is 100% all natural. You
can even eat it!
it very painful?
The sugar paste is skin friendly and water soluble. It
does not contain resin. All waxes contain resin which
adheres to live skin cells, making waxing treatments much
more painful than sugaring. It only feels like a band-aid
long can you go between treatments?
Initially three to four weeks. This will vary with each
individual. The length of time between treatments will
increase with each treatment because of the hair follicle
becoming weaker with each treatment.
parts of the body can be sugared?
Basically, all body parts can safely be sugared with the
exception of eyelashes, inner ears and mens beards.
is the overall benefit?
Without the risk of burning, bruising or damage, you are
left with very soft, clean and hairless skin. Also, since
Body Sugar is water soluble, there is little chance of
eyebrow or bikini errors. You can just wash it off if
the sugar was applied incorrectly. With wax, once it's
on, you have to rip off wax and the hair that's attached
this the same company as seen on TV?
NO. This is a product that only Certified Body Sugaring
clients leave your office sticky and is Sugaring sanitary?
Body Sugar paste contains no resins or chemicals and is
water soluble. Any sugaring paste remaining on the skin
can simply be washed off. The client leaves feeling clean
and smooth. Sugar is a preservative. The high concentration
of sugar in the sugaring paste prevents bacteria from
breeding as well as cross-contamination.
my hair will grow back thicker and darker?
On the contrary, hair will grow back more refined and
thinner. Our sugaring technique removes hair from the
bulb. When the new hair grows back, it is much finer and
lighter in colour.
diabetics be sugared?
Of course! The sugaring paste is not ingested during treatment.
The Body Sugaring system does not require the paste to
be hot, therefore is considered safe for most diabetics.
Also, our sugaring paste does not contain resins which
can tear the skin and pose a problem to a diabetic.
Sugaring just a fad?
No way! There are too many men and women who have experienced
the incredible results from Body Sugaring treatments to
even remotely consider Body Sugaring a fad. Every single
day of every year more people seek us out and switch from
other methods. Every client I have that used to wax regularly
now has converted to Body Sugaring.
is the difference between a Bikini and a Brazilian?
Basic Bikini: Removal of any hair that grows outside the bikini underwear line.
Extensive Bikini: Removal of any hair that grows outside the thong underwear line.
Brazilian: A true Brazilian is a complete removal of hair adjacent to the anus, perineum and vulva. Clients may request to have any hair design or no hair at all.