Sora Therapies LLC
Massage, Bodywork, and Integrative Fitness in Eugene, Oregon
Frequently Asked Questions:

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Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?
Must I be completely undressed?
Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
Will I be covered during the session?
What parts of my body will be massaged?
What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Do you accept credit or debit cards?​


Where will my massage or bodywork session take place?

If you come to Sora Therapies studio, your massage or bodywork session will take place in a comfortable, quiet, and private room. If you have arranged for an outcall massage, the treatment might take place at your home or other preferred location. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. If you are receiving pregnancy massage, and for some other conditions, you may be comfortably propped with pillows and bolsters.

Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session, meaning that the female breasts, the genitals, and the gluteal cleft with be covered at all times. Only the part of your body being worked on will be undraped. If you prefer, it is possible to perform certain massage techniques over clothing and you could remain completely clothed. For energy techniques, you will generally remain clothed, but please dress comfortably. If you have any questions or concerns, just give Kelsey a call.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet. She will knock before reentering the room

Will I be covered during the session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. The female breasts, the genitals, and the gluteal cleft will never be exposed.

What parts of my body will be massaged?
A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. Abdominal work is included by request. For Sports and Deep Tissue sessions, or for therapeutic massage sessions for a particular concern or injury, the massage may be focused on just the affected areas. Your Massage Therapist will discuss the scope of the treatment with you before it begins.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting. Energy techniques are generally performed with a light touch or even just hovering above the body. You might feel sensations of gentle warmth or coolness, and most clients report feeling deeply relaxed during a Reiki or energy healing session.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you. There are also many different types of energy work, from cultures from around the world.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.

What are the benefits of massage and bodywork?
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being. Please see our "Benefits of Massage" page or call Kelsey for more information.

Are there any medical conditions that would make massage or bodywork inadvisable?
Yes. That's why it's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Depending on the condition, approval from your doctor may be required.

Do you accept credit or debit cards?
Yes, credit and debit cards are accepted at the time of service, or over the phone. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted, but I do not currently work with American Express.
541.505.1193
Kelsey@SoraTherapies.com

5 East 24th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97405​​​​​​
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