FAQ - Massage

Where will my massage session take place?

Your session will take place in a safe & comfortable quiet room. Soft music will be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort with an adjustable face rest, bolsters for your knees and ankles, and a heat option.

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.  

Will the therapist be present when I disrobe? 

No, the therapist will always leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet - and if desired, a blanket as well. Your therapist will knock before re-entering the room to make sure you are fully covered and ready to start your massage. 

Will I be covered during the session? 

You will be comfortably & properly draped with a sheet at all times. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. If you feel too cold or exposed, we can also add a blanket over the sheet for added weight, warmth & comfort.  

What parts of my body will be massaged? 

A typical full-body session will include work on your back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, feet, pecs, glutes, scalp and face.  Please note, we always sanitize hands before touching your face & try to minimize the amount of lotion/oil that contacts your hair and scalp. Pecs and glutes can be worked over the sheet. Please let your therapist know if you have any areas you would like them to avoid.  
Note: If you would like your stomach/abdominals massaged, you will need to specifically request it.

What will the massage feel like? 

Your session may start with some compression over the sheet, then broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relieve areas of muscular tension. A light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the 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.

Are there different kinds of massage? 

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, and the therapist will integrate all the modalities that he/she feels will be best for you, thus giving you a personalized therapeutic massage.

What should I do during the massage session? 

During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The therapist will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session. Most therapists prefer you not to help (unless asked) and suggest you be like a rag doll or spaghetti. Many people just close their eyes and relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session, please feel free to ask.

How will I feel after the massage? 

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. Sometimes you will feel a little sore from the session, depending on the level of pressure you prefer or need. 

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 is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, alleviate migraines/headaches, and create an overall sense of well-being.

Are there any recommendations for post-session?

Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your sessionWater intake will help with undesired soreness and help flush released toxins out of your system. Along with drinking water, it is also a very good idea to take an epsom salt bath following your session.  And nice and easy, comfortable stretching is always helpful.  

Are there any contraindications for massage? 

Yes. That's why before we begin your session, general health questions are asked and before your first session you will be required to fill out a new client intake form. It is very important that you inform your therapist of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session.

Please note:
Our therapists safety and security is also a concern.
We do not tolerate any form of sexual advance or sexual innuendo.  We reserve the right to refuse service and/or end any session due to such behavior. 

FAQ - Red Light Therapy

Who can use a red light therapy bed?
Red light therapy is entirely safe and non-invasive, meaning it can be used by anyone –
young or old and up to 400 lbs.  

What is the standard treatment like?
Similar to lying in a tanning bed, but red light therapy beds don't have UVA or UVB rays, so you won't feel as if you have a sunburn after treatment and is completely safe and beneficial.
The light is simply used for up to 20-min per session.  No lotion is required.  

Can I wear makeup in the Red Light Therapy bed?
Yes, makeup and jewelry can be worn and should not affect the performance of the therapy.

Can I wear my clothes in the Red Light Therapy bed or should I be nude?
The skin that you wish to be treated should be fully exposed to the light.  You can choose to wear something or go completely nude, it's up to you.  

How often can it be used?
The red light would ideally be used 2-3 days per week to start off and continue like that for 4-6 weeks, but it is safe for daily use.  For general maintenance and health once every other week or even just once a month would be adequate. 

Are there any risks from red light therapy?
There are no serious side effects documented.

Do I need to wear some sort of eye protection?
It is not required that you wear eye protection, nevertheless the lights are very bright and may be uncomfortable.  We provide goggles for you to use, should you choose to wear them. 

What are the benefits of red light therapy and what can it do for me?
Effective in treating skin conditions, wrinkles, promoting collagen, wound healing, hair growth, skin damage, pigmentation, alopecia, eczema, carpal tunnel, arthritis, promotes circulation, reduce inflammation, chronic pain, increases blood flow, acne, cystic acne, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, depression & anxiety, improves eye & oral health, thyroid function, stimulate metabolism, encourage weight loss, ease tendinosis and tendonitis pain, tattoo healing, bone healing, and so much more.  

What are the aftercare recommendations?
Plenty of fluids.  Make sure you stay hydrated and drink plenty of water after a session.  

Krave Therapeutic Massage

"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
1 Peter 5:7


Krave Therapeutic Massage
13760 N 93rd Ave, Suite 105
Peoria, Arizona  85381
 @ 93rd & Thunderbird


(602) 402-5402  
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VM, please allow 24 hrs

By Appointment Only

We do not take walk-ins
Appointment must be prescheduled
We recommend online booking

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