How To Receive A Massage

Because massage is not a common part of our contemporary cultural experience, many people feel uneasy about receiving their first massage.  Here are a few guidelines to help you feel at ease and to gain the greatest benefit from your massage therapy session.

Tell the therapist about areas of your body which are injured, tense or sore.  Also mention any medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, a heart problem, chronic headaches, varicose veins or recent surgery.

Close your eyes and allow yourself to relax as completely as possible.  Focus your attention on your breathing, which should be slow, deep and even.

When the therapist’s hands locate areas of pain or tension in the body, consciously try to relax those areas.  As you inhale deeply, visualize the breath flowing to the tense area and relaxing it.  As you fully exhale, visualize the tension leaving the body with the breath.

Conversation can be distracting to you and the therapist.  Good massage requires concentration on the part of the therapist.  Please confine your conversation to feedback about the massage.

Allow the therapist to move your limbs into various positions.  Be limp, like a rag doll, and do not try to help move your arms, legs or head.  The therapist is a trained professional who will not do anything to hurt you.  However, feel free to speak up if anything the therapist does is too painful or ticklish or uncomfortable in any way.

The best way to receive a massage is with the body completely unclothed.  The therapist is sensitive to the need for privacy and will keep your body covered with a sheet or blanket, except for the area being massaged.  If this arrangement is not comfortable for you, you may wear underwear or a swimsuit.

Contrary to a common notion in our society about massage, it is an ancient healing art and not a sexual service.   The body might become aroused as you experience the pleasure of total relaxation.  However, sexual behavior during the massage is inappropriate and will result in termination of the session.

Very often, as the body releases tension during a massage, the mind will release emotion.  If you suddenly feel sad, angry or joyful, do not be alarmed.  Allow yourself to express these feelings by crying or laughing.  At the very least, feel free to sigh with relaxation or hum with pleasure. 

Many people fall asleep during a massage, an indication that the body and mind are releasing stress and tension.  The therapist will gently wake you when it is time to turn over or end the massage.

We hope that your massage is both enjoyable and beneficial, and that this experience will be the beginning of a lifelong practice to help you enjoy the best possible health and relaxation.

What is Aledandria Professional Body Sugaring ™?

Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring™ is the modernization of a method of hair removal that has been practiced for centuries by Middle Eastern women.  The product and method of application have been refined to make them suitable for salon use and to endure superior end results.

What are the ingredients?
The sugar Paste hair removal paste, based on old Middle Eastern recipes contains sugar, lemon juice and some herbs.  The produce is 100% natural with no chemical additives whatsoever.

How Does Sugar Paste compare to wax?

Sugar Paste is 100% natural.  Most commercial waxes contain chemical additives that can cause skin irritations or allergic reactions with sensitive clients.  The Sugar Paste is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is not tested on animals.

Sugar Past does not stick to the skin. 

Waxes stick to the skin resulting in the removal of live skin cells.  This makes it very painful and can cause bruising to the skin.  The Sugar Paste, on the other hand, adheres to the hair and gently exfoliates only dead skin cells resulting in a much gentler treatment.  Because it is so gentle, Sugar Paste can be applied more than once to the same area which results in a more thorough removal of the hair.  There is a greater diminishment of the hair growth because the hair is removed completely, leaving no broken hair in the follicle.  The redness that occurs on the upper lip and eyebrows disappears much faster with Sugar Paste than with was, which means that clients can return to work without the embarrassment that often accompanies a waxing treatment.

Sugar Past is water soluble. 

Clean up is much easier.  No chemicals or solvents are required to remove sugar residue.  The Sugar Paste is easily removed with warm water.  There is no damage or staining to clothes or equipment, etc.  In fact, none of the stickiness that usually accompanies waxing.



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