Hours

By appointment: 

Monday- Friday

9:00 am to 7:30 pm

Saturday

​8:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Office: 779-234-5114



Frequently asked Questions

What you should know about receiving a massage



  • How do I schedule an appointment? 

​          You can schedule an appointment by calling the office at 779-234-5114, by texting me at 815-671-1076 or using the contact form located on the             contact page of the website


  • ​​Where will my massage take place?

          Our office is located at 14722 S. Naperville Road, Suite 106, Plainfield, IL 60544. We are centrally located within the Riverview Plaza....literally             in the front and center of the plaza. The Riverview Plaza is East of Route 59 on Naperville Road, just past the railroad tracks.


  • So I get there, then what? 

​​​          First time clients are asked to complete a brief intake and health history form. At every visit you and I will discuss what you want to receive from           your session, how you are doing, and any particular concerns you may have. The pre-session interview DOES NOT cut into your table time!                 Time spent talking about expectations and changing  is not counted as table time. A 60 minute massage is a full 60 minutes of table time! 


  • Must I be completely undressed? 

          You should undress to your level of comfort. Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed;                     however, it is entirely up to you .You will be properly draped and covered during the entire session. I will leave the room while you undress, relax           onto the table and cover yourself with a clean sheet. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area               being worked on will be exposed. 


  • What parts of my body will be massaged?

          A typical full-body massage will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders.  If there are specific areas you               would like avoided, please let me know. At no time will a "sensual massage" be provided....don't even ask!


  • What will the massage feel like? 

         This depends on the type of massage you receive. In general a relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish               massage, will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. Pressure will be lighter to start and as your body becomes                   relaxed, pressure will gradually  be increased to relax specific areas and 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.The  oil also helps hydrate your skin. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF               YOU HAVE ANY ALLERGIES TO NUTS AND NUT OILS.   You should let me know 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. 


  • What should I do during the massage or bodywork session? 

          In one word....RELAX and BREATHE!     OK, so that's two words. The only time life is every truly all about you is when you are on the massage           table. Prior to  the massage, feel free to ask me any questions about  the technique or the upcoming session....if you have a musical preference,           let me know, and I will try to accommodate you. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. I will either gently move you or tell you what is           needed throughout the massage 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.  


  • Can I talk during my session? ​ 

          It is your session,talk if you like.  Some clients like to talk during the session, some meditate and prefer silence, others snore. I will follow your               lead. I will always check in and make sure the pressure is comfortable and will let you know what is needed from you. During a deep tissue                   massage, your feed back is needed and I  will ask more questions about pressure and your level of comfort. 


  • ​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. 


  • ​​What are the benefits of massage and bodywork? 

         Massage and bodywork can help release chronic 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. 


  • 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, I ask general health questions. It is very important that you inform me of any            health problems or medication 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. 


  • What is that logo? Does it mean something? 

​        The logo for Tranquility Massage and Bodywork is a lotus flower. It has seven colors and seven different petal patterns, representing the seven             main chakras (energy centers) of the body. I learned about the chakras during my Reiki training and when I saw this flower I fell in love with                   it...so much so I made it permanent...not only  as my business logo, but as my first tattoo.