Massage Q&A

Some common questions about massage therapy are answered below. Call us if you have other questions or if you are interested in improving your life through massage treatment. 763.421.2807

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Do you take Walk-In’s?

Our dedicated team is here to help you relieve your pain. We recommend that you make your appointments well in advance. The clinic is typically very busy on evenings and weekends. Although we have many therapists on staff and do our best to accommodate your schedule, it may be difficult to arrange for same day services, and it is quite rare that we are able to honor a walk in request.… Read the rest

How do I book a Massage Therapy Appointment with you?

Online: Book Your Massage Therapy

Phone: 763.421.2807

In Person: 710 East River Road, Anoka, MN 55303

Our dedicated team is here to help you relieve your pain. We recommend that you make your appointments well in advance. The clinic is typically very busy on evenings and weekends. Although we have many therapists on staff and do our best to accommodate your schedule, it may be difficult to arrange for same day services.… Read the rest

Where are you located?

Anoka Massage and Pain Therapy is located 3 blocks west of Mercy Hospital
on the South side of East River Road just East of 7th Avenue.
Map us at 710 East River Road, Anoka, MN 55303

If you need further assistance, please call us at 763.421.2807

How long will my massage last?

A 60 minute massage is a full 60 minutes of hands on massage.  You are encouraged to take your time after the massage to get up and dressed.  We never want you to feel rushed.

How Much Does Massage Cost?

Please visit our pricing page to see a comprehensive list of our services and programs available.

Do I Need to Disrobe for my Massage?

Your comfort level is very important to us and although it is customary to remove all clothing for your massage, you can leave as much  or as little clothing on as you like. 

It is the policy of Anoka Massage and Pain Therapy that clients remain draped at all times. Clients will have a sheet and/or blanket draped over you at all times.… Read the rest

Will I be Covered During my Massage?

It is the policy of Anoka Massage and Pain Therapy that clients remain draped at all times. Clients will have a sheet and/or blanket draped over you at all times. Your therapist will adjust draping as he/she works to expose areas (never the genitalia) and then recover them and move on.

Your comfort level is very important to us and although it is customary to remove all clothing, you do not need to be nude underneath the draping, you can leave as much  or as little clothing on as you like.… Read the rest

When To Avoid Getting a Massage

Massage is a relatively low risk form of therapy.  However, there are certain conditions which are contraindicated for  massage therapy.

Please help us keep our clinic and other clients healthy. Avoid visiting when you have symptoms of a communicable disease. Including but not limited to:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Runny Nose
  • Nausea/vomiting
    Please call our front desk coordinator if you have questions on whether or not you should re-schedule your appointment.
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Where Will My Massage Session Take Place?

 

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a massage table especially designed for your comfort.

Who Will Perform My Massage?

Your session will be conducted by a professional who has received proper training, often in a variety of techniques. All of our Massage Therapists are Licensed in the City of Anoka. Although no two massages are exactly alike, you may request a certain technique or modality. You may also request your preference a specific therapist. Meet our Massage Therapists to learn more about them.

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Will The Massage Therapist Be Present When I Disrobe?

 

Your Massage Therapist will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet and blanket. Your Therapist will give you several minutes to get settled and covered, and will knock before entering the room.

What Parts Of My Body Will Be Massaged?

 

You and the practitioner will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female).

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Will Lubricant Be Used?

A light oil or lotion may be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lubricants we use at Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy hydrate the skin and are readily absorbed.

What Will the Massage Feel Like?

 

It depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help to calm your nervous system and ease exterior muscle tension. As your body unwinds, pressure will gradually be increased to relax and relieve specific areas of muscular tension. You should communicate with your practitioner immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken.

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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 reeducation, application of pressure to specific points, and more. Learn more about the massage techniques used at Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy.

How Long Will My Massage Session Last?

The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts one hour. A half- hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, for instance the neck and shoulders, back, or legs and feet. Many people prefer a sixty-to-ninety-minute session for optimal relaxation.

At Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy, when you schedule a one hour massage, you get a full 60 minutes of treatment on the table.

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What Should I Do During My Massage Session?

 

Make yourself comfortable. your Therapist 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. Others like to talk during their session.

Feel free to ask the Therapist questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.

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How Will I Feel After My Massage Session?

Most people feel very relaxed after a Massage Treatment. 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. It is recommended you drink plenty of water afterward.

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 are also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety, and create an overall sense of well-being.

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