Which forms of payment do you accept?

All major credit cards, personal checks, and cash are acceptable forms of payment.

It’s my first massage – how long of a session do you recommend? 

This all depends on your needs and wants. Many people start with a 60 minute session. It is typically enough time to cover the entire body and have a little time for specific work if necessary. Most clients prefer 90 minutes so they can have a full body massage with extra time to focus on areas that need balancing.

Do I need to undress to receive massage? 

You only need to undress to your comfort level. A lot of people keep their underwear on and most people go nude. You will always be properly draped to maintain your privacy and comfort. If you’re not comfortable undressing at all, alternative techniques and therapies such as Ashi-Thai, Hot Ashi, reflexology, and Reiki can be used.

Does massage hurt? 

Massage should never be painful. If it hurts but feels good, that’s okay. Ashley wants your session to feel safe and comfortable. Communication is extremely important with barefoot massage. If you feel any discomfort, tell her and she will lighten up and/or make adjustments.

How will I feel after the massage?

Most people have the feeling of complete relaxation along with relief from their aches and pains. Once their bodies adapt to this blissful feeling, many people have more body awareness, feel more energetic and more productive. The feeling typically lasts a few days up to a week or longer.

What do I need to do after my session?

The best thing to do is unwind and take the rest of the day to rest and adjust to the work you received. It’s important to note that you may not feel better immediately following your session. Sometimes it takes a few sessions to get complete relief. To fully benefit from your massage, it’s extremely important to re-hydrate your body so it can heal. In addition to hydration, Ashley will probably have a few suggestions for you to help yourself maintain balance at home until your next appointment.

How often do you recommend getting massages?

It varies from person to person and really depends on your wellness goals. Most people find that once a month is sufficient to relieve stress and muscle tension. If once a month is your style, consider becoming a member! Listen to your body. It will tell you when you need another massage.

The Compassionate Touch
Ashley Shears, LMT
Louisville, KY
(502) 414-1863