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Method Massage & Bodywork is located at Purify, an infrared sauna.

5609 Patterson Ave, Suite D
Richmond VA 23226

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ll ask you to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill us in on your medical history, medications, allergies (in case you’re allergic to a product we’re using), etc. After completing the short form, we’ll also ask you questions about specific issues you’d like addressed and may even perform certain assessments to evaluate your condition. With this information, we can ensure that massage will be helpful and not harmful for you. This information also helps us customize your massage to fit your needs.
If you’re uncomfortable with removing all of your clothing, you won’t be able to relax, which is obviously counterproductive. For that reason, we recommend that you leave on whatever you want, with the understanding that we will have to work around those articles of clothing. After you undress in privacy, you’ll lie on the table and cover yourself with a sheet. During your massage, the sheet will cover your body at all times, with only the area that is being massaged exposed. If you are an athlete and getting a massage to train for a sport, we may recommend that you wear running shorts and, for women, a sports bra.
Yes. While we can’t name every condition here (and it will vary from person to person), it’s important that you let us know your complete medical history prior to your first massage. Not only will the form help us know whether massage is appropriate for you, but it also will help us tailor the massage to your needs. We’ll also check in with you before each subsequent massage for any changes in your health.
Absolutely. Your input is essential for you to receive the best result possible. Please tell us if the massage is too deep or not deep enough, and if we’re working the right areas. Also if you’re hot or cold, in an uncomfortable position, or don’t like the scent of the oils. We always want to know what is or isn’t working for you.
Everyday, your body’s muscle tissue absorbs chemicals from food, cosmetics, deodorants, etc. When we massage those muscles, we release those toxins and push them back into your bloodstream. Drinking water right after a massage (in fact, add an extra glass or two beyond what you normally drink) helps the body flush out the toxins and keeps you feeling better longer.
Before is best. The sauna warms up your muscles, which in turn will make them more pliable and allow for deeper work. If you don’t have time to hit the sauna before the massage, using it afterward can also be beneficial.
Much like the sauna, working out before a massage warms up the muscles and will allow us to do a deeper massage. If you’re planning to work out after a session or preparing for a race or other athletic event in less than a week, be sure to tell us so we can adjust the massage to provide the greatest benefit.
No. We work by appointment only.
If you cancel your appointment less than twelve hours before your scheduled massage, you will be charged a $50 cancellation fee.

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Method Massage & Bodywork is located at Purify, an infrared sauna.

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5609 Patterson Ave., Suite D
Richmond VA 23226
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