What are the benefits of massage?

Research has shown that massage therapy can:

  • Loosen tight muscles and improve flexibility
  • Release toxins from muscles
  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve circulation

For more information on the benefits of massage and other valuable information for massage consumers you may wish to visit the
AMTA website.

What are the different types of massage and which should I choose?

The most popular types of massage include:

  • Swedish massage The most common type of massage; to relax and energize you.
  • Deep Tissue massage For muscle damage from an injury, such as back strain or whiplash.
  • Sports massage To help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and heal the body should injury occur.

Which massage you choose depends upon your goals for the session. Your massage therapist will discuss your options and give you the style of massage that suits your needs.

I’ve never had a massage before…what should I expect?

When you arrive at Fritz’s for your massage, our Salon Coordinator will welcome you, offer you a beverage, and ask you to complete a client history form.

Your Massage Therapist will escort you to the treatment room and ask you a few questions about your medical history and what you hope to get out of your massage.

She will leave the room while you disrobe to your level of comfort and lie on the massage table under the sheet. The treatment room is designed for your comfort, with a heated table, relaxing music playing and aromatherapy candles burning.

You remain draped by the sheet at all times, except for the area on which the Massage Therapist is working.

Do I undress entirely for my massage, or should I leave on my underwear?

You should disrobe to your level of comfort. Many men disrobe entirely; many others do not remove their undergarments. Either way is perfectly acceptable.
Regardless, you will be draped by a sheet, except for the area the Massage Therapist is working on.

What training do your massage therapists have?

All of Fritz’s Massage Therapists are professionally trained and licensed. Each of our Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) have undergone over 750 hours of professional training at an accredited school. Curriculum includes 150 hours of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology as well as numerous hours of practical experience.

Our Massage Therapists are also members of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) which has strict membership and continuing education requirements.

Our Licensed Massage Therapists are highly professional and share a passion for their craft.

I would like to try massage but I don’t like my feet to be touched. Is that part of a massage?

Many men prefer that their feet, hands or head not be touched during a massage, although these areas are generally a part of massage. Let your Massage Therapist know your preference and she will be happy to accommodate.