Interlude Spa

                                             ​FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.) What if I feel uncomfortable during my session?

If you want anything changed: pressure, areas worked, position or if you are too hot or too cold ... speak up!
You will not hurt the therapist's feelings by asking for something that will make you more comfortable. Your therapist wants this to be the best experience for you to relax and enjoy.
Also, what you requested in one session may be different in another. If you had a full body massage last time you had a session, but this time you only want your back/neck/shoulders/arms worked, it's perfectly fine to ask. Help us to help you have the perfect experience!

2.) What should I wear to my facial/massage service?
We encourage you to dress casually. Wear something you don't have to struggle to put on or take off. If you have an event/appointment;etc to get to after your appointment, feel free to bring your extra clothes to change into. We have hangers on the doors to keep your clothes from getting wrinkled.

3.) Do I have to be completely undressed?
​Depending on the primary technique your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress. For a full body massage, most people undress completely.  However, you may choose to wear underwear. We ask that you undress to your level of comfort. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.

4.) Should I tip my therapist?

Gratuities are not included in the session price. If your therapist did something exceptional or gave you extra time, then tipping can be a nice gesture.
If you choose to tip your massage therapist, the usual tipping range is 15% to 20%.
Do remember, there are ways to show appreciation other than tipping. Referring your therapist to others is a huge way of saying thank you.

5.) Can I talk during the session?
Although some people prefer to talk throughout the massage, don't feel like you have to make conversation with the therapist. Feel free to close your eyes and relax.

6.) What is "Medical Massage"?
Medical Massage by definition is Massage prescribed by a physician. 
That's right! You can get a prescription for massage from your doctor. 
Medical Massage is scientifically proven to help with many issues such as muscle imbalances, entrapment or compression of muscles, nerves, blood vessels, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, sciatic pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, shortened or elongated muscles, improving balance and range of motion, increasing joint function, relieving headaches and migraines, increasing circulation, decreasing cortisol(stress hormone) levels, assisting with lymph drainage and much more.

7.) How often should I get a facial?

We recommend that you come every 4-6 weeks, depending on your skin sensitivity.​ 
monthly facials are recommended to help aid in the cell turn over process which happens approximately every 30 days. As we age, this cell turn over process slows down, contributing to dull sallow looking skin, fine lines, wrinkles, blackheads, congestion, and coarsely textured skin. Monthly facials assist your body in doing more efficiently what it is ”supposed” to do on its own.

8.) Can I receive a facial waxing such as an eyebrow or lip wax on the same day as my facial?

Yes! Waxing is always done first, prior to your facial, for the utmost comfort and safety of your skin. Any areas waxed will be carefully avoided during your facial exfoliation so as not to further irritate the skin.​

9.) Do men get facials/massages too?
Absolutely! The benefits of massage are the same for everyone. Please, don't feel uncomfortable. Being a male client is not uncommon.
 Facials are very beneficial for men too, and can help reduce skin sensitivity from shaving as well as other concerns from lack of proper at home skincare. If you do suffer from sensitivity after shaving, it is recommended that you do not shave immediately before your facial, as this can lead to further irritation.

10.) Can I wear makeup after my facial?

Ideally we would love you to go home and relax and enjoy your natural glow for as long as you can. Having said that, we all live busy lives, so if you are going out afterwards or back to work, putting on make-up will not harm your facial. Your skin will continue to radiate.

​11.) Will my skin look red afterwards?

No. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you may be a little pink after the microdermabrasion or some of the peels. Speak to your esthetician and she can guide you to the appropriate facial or booster to keep your skin calm yet glowing.

12.)What is "Sugaring"?

A gel made from sugar, lemon and hot water is used to pull hair out of the roots without pulling the skin. It is a natural hair removal alternative to lasers, and one that lasts longer than traditional waxing.