Q: Do you offer Gift Cards
A: Yes! Buy and send an e-gift card instantly here. You can also purchase a gift card by calling us at 507.269.0293.
Q: What is Cupping Massage
A: Cupping therapy uses glass, silicone or plastic cups to create suction on the skin. This suction lifts the skin and tissue below, allowing more blood flow to the area to promote healing. Cups can be left in one place or moved over the skin, and the amount of suction can be adjusted to provide treatment that ranges from gentle to “deep tissue.” Cupping can be beneficial for people experiencing musculoskeletal pain or persistent muscle tension. If you have questions about cupping massage and whether it’s right for you, ask at your next appointment, or contact us with your questions.
Q: Should getting a massage hurt?
A: No! Getting a massage that hurts is counterproductive. The body responds to pain by tensing to guard against the pain. You’re having a massage to relax, not tense up! That said, some massage techniques may cause some discomfort, but they should never cause pain. Think of discomfort/pain on a scale of 0-10 with 0 being no discomfort and 10 being the worst pain imaginable. At Metamorphosis Massage, our goal is to stay below a 6 on the pain scale at all times. This will allow us to reduce tension, trigger points and adhesions, while allowing you to relax and enjoy the massage. Your therapist will check in with you about your comfort during the session. If you ever find a massage technique to be painful, tell you therapist so she can adjust the pressure and techniques for you.
Q: How often should I get a massage?
A: There’s no one right answer to this question. Regular massage therapy sessions can improve overall health and well being, but the frequency of the sessions is determined by the individual’s health and lifestyle. Just remember that your muscles didn’t become tight and knotted over night. It happened over a period of time! Relieving that tension will take time too.
Q: How much clothing should I take off for my massage?
A: That’s up to you. The therapist wants you to be comfortable during the massage, but it is easiest for her to work if she can work directly on your skin, rather than through your clothing. Most people remove all their clothing except for their underwear. Remember, you will be covered with a sheet and blanket, and only the area of your body that the therapist is working on will be uncovered at any time. If you’re worried about getting cold, let your therapist know and she can adjust the temperature to make you more comfortable.
Q: I’ve never really exercised before. Can I do Pilates?
A: Yes! Joseph Pilates, who invented the Pilates Method, initially created his exercises to help people recovering from injury or illness. Many of the exercises are done lying down, and the straps and spring on the equipment can be used to support the body during movement, making them very gentle. Your instructor is familiar with many different modifications and variations of the exercises that can make them easier or more challenging depending on your needs and fitness level.
Q: What should I wear for Pilates?
A: Wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement. Layers are a good idea, and elastic or drawstring waistbands tend to be move comfortable than something with a zipper. You will be moving and bending over, so very loose or baggy clothes can get in the way. You can choose to be barefoot during the session or to wear socks.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We’re located in Rochester Chiropractic & Wellness offices on the lower level of the Steve Knudsen State Farm Building. You’ll find us right off West Circle Drive at 8th Street NW, just south of Highway 14 and the Kwik Trip there. See our location on a map