With the many different options for massage therapy in Kitchener out there, the cost can vary significantly depending on where you go. While it’s hard to say what exactly the most expensive type of massage would be, there are many factors that will influence the price. One factor to consider is where you’re getting the massage. Massage is typically offered at spas, physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics, and other private health clinics. In some cases, massage therapists will treat you at their home, or will travel to you to provide massage. All of these different locations for massage will have different prices. A massage from the comfort of your home will of course be more expensive, as the massage therapist will not only be charging for their services but also for their travel costs. A massage at a spa can also be more expensive, depending on the services provided. Spas will usually have other amenities and alternative therapies, such as facials, which may be included in the cost. Lear more about the best massages here.
Massages from a registered massage therapist are also typically more expensive than those from someone who does not have a license, such as a masseuse. Registered massage therapists have specialized education and training, and so their services will likely cost more. Finally, the length of massage will significantly impact the price. Of course longer massages will be more expensive, although there may be an optimal price that gets you the most time for your money, depending on where you go.
Should you talk during a massage?
It can be hard to know what the proper etiquette is for a massage. One of the big questions people often wonder is whether you should talk during a massage. Similar to many other massage etiquette questions, it will vary significantly depending on where you go to receive a massage. In most cases, talking during a massage is totally okay. Since massage therapists are treating all day long, many of them like the stimulation of having a conversation with their clients. Furthermore, talking with your massage therapist also helps develop the therapeutic alliance between you and them. This is just a fancy way of saying your relationship with your massage therapist will typically be better if you talk to each other, which will allow them to better help you. Although there may be some massage therapists that might not want to talk as much, it would still be okay for you to talk during the massage. If this is the case, they’ll likely not be as talkative, or may not ask as many questions. On the other hand, if you don’t want to talk during the massage, don’t feel like you have to. Many massage therapists will ask you questions about yourself to try to get to know you better. However, if you’re not continuing the conversation, or if you let them know you’d like to just relax, they’ll be completely fine with not talking during the massage.
Can you fall asleep during a massage?
Falling asleep during a massage is totally okay. In fact, lots of people relax so much that they completely fall asleep for the whole massage! Your massage therapist will likely have no problem with this, and will politely wake you up when the massage is finished if you’re still sleeping. That being said, if you do fall asleep you’ll miss the experience of the massage, but for many people that is the experience. For those that have trouble sleeping, it may be very relieving to have some time where you can fully relax and actually get some sleep. For those that have no trouble sleeping at home, it may be worthwhile to try to stay awake during the massage, so you can get the most out of it. Again, it’s all up to you as your massage therapist will likely be fine with you falling asleep, however they may wake you up if they need you to change positions.
Still not sure what to expect with massage therapy? Call us at 519-895-2020, or use our online booking tool on www.strivept.ca to book an appointment with one of our knowledgeable physiotherapists, and they will be sure to help you understand your injury.
Physiotherapist at Strive Physiotherapy and Performance