Massage FAQ

We listen to our clients and taylor every massage to your needs. We focus on delivering a quality experience from the moment your enter the door from skiing or snowboarding to the moment you leave to relax next to the fire.

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What is massage?

Massage is a systematical process of pressing and manipulating your muscles, tendons and ligaments. There are light stroking and deep pressure massages. Massage is performed by using fingers, hands, and in some cases forearms, elbows and feet. We offer variety of massages. 

What does a massage therapist’s license or certification mean?

A license means that a massage therapist has met the requirements and paid the fee to legally practice massage in Colorado. To obtain a license, a massage therapist has to complete a minimum number of training hours at an accredited or accepted school.

What time can I book an appointment?

We operate every day 10am to 10pm.

What payment methods do we accept?

We accept cash and major credit cards. No checks.

What is the cost of a massage?

Our prices are listed here.

Should I tip my massage therapist?

Tips are never expected, but always appreciated.  If you have received exceptional service and would like to show your appreciation to the therapist, the average tip ranges between 15-25%.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require a 24-hour cancellation notice.  If you would like to change your appointment, please call us at 970-306-8425. All "No Shows" and "Last Minute Cancellations" are charged 25% of the full value.

Which massage is right for me?

We offer a variety of massage treatments. If you’re not sure which massage is right for you, you can review our massage descriptions, or you can call 970-306-8425 to speak with a member of our team.

How long will a massage treatment last?

The average full-body massage treatment lasts approximately hour and a half. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. 

How often should I get a massage?

Some is better than none. If you are just looking for some occasional relaxation, you might be able to achieve that in one session. However, massage has its greatest benefits over time. Especially, if you are looking to address a specific condition, then it is recommended to go more frequently at first and then slowly taper down to a maintenance schedule,

How can I prepare for a massage?

We suggest to not eat just before a massage session. Let your body digest your meal first. Remember to breathe normally. Breathing helps facilitate relaxation.

What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?

Your massage therapist will ask you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints. It is important to list any allergies so the therapist is aware if he/she needs to use a different oil or lotion during the session.

Will my massage hurt?

Maybe. “Depth” is the term massage therapists use to describe how much pressure they use during the massage session. Some people prefer a lighter massage, where the strokes are flowing and gentle. Others prefer deeper work, where the muscles are checked for trigger points and tightness. Please let your therapist know if the pressure is too deep or too light.

Do I have to be completely undressed?

You should undress to the level you are comfortable. Even for a full body massage, you can leave your underwear on. For the optimal benefit from the session you need to feel comfortable and relax. Your massage therapist should give you privacy to undress and get comfortable on the table.

Do I have to cover myself with a sheet?

You will be provided with a sheet and a blanket on the table. Once you are undressed and on the table under the drape, the therapist will only uncover the part of your body being worked on.

What do I do during a massage treatment?

Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she/he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Some people relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.

How will I feel after my massage treatment?

Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience a significant decrease or freedom from long-term aches and pains. Many notice an increase of energy, heightened awareness and increased productivity which can last for days. If you received a deep massage, you may be slightly sore the next day. Sometimes a hot shower or a soak in the tub can ease this soreness. Drink extra water after your massage.

What if I am pregnant?

You are able to receive a massage during pregnancy. Let your therapist know about any specific conditions. We offer a prenatal massage.

When should I not get a massage?

You should not book a massage if you have a fever, cold/flu, or contagious skin infection.
There are many conditions in which the therapist may need to adapt his/her techniques (i.e. arthritis or osteoporosis) or avoid an area completely (i.e. cuts or burns). With some conditions it is a good idea to get an approval from your physician before you receive massage (cancer, certain heart conditions). This doesn't mean you can't get massage.