Common Questions Regarding Massage

resized_52ec9ae96b83aAnswers to Common Questions About Massage:


Where will my massage or bodywork session take place? 

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.

Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.

Will the practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet or towel.

Will I be covered during the session?
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 session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.

What will the massage or bodywork feel like?
A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, 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. You should communicate 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.

Are there different kinds of massage and bodywork?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement re-education, application of pressure to specific points, and more. We can discuss which methods may be most appropriate for you.

What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the 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.

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 muscular 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, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications 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.

Our Info

Kirstin Zullo, LMT

20 Pilgrim Avenue.
Yonkers, New York, 10710

tel: (914) 774-3206

Reviews from the Web

Kathleen Lafleur
Kathleen Lafleur
16:59 18 Sep 13
Kirstin Zullo is a talented and knowledgeable massage therapist. I’ve been enjoying her deep-tissue massages since 2005. I would happily recommend her to anyone.
Judith Weizner
Judith Weizner
16:11 24 Feb 19
Providence DeRosa
Providence DeRosa
12:53 14 Jul 14
I have my lymphatic massages done with her. Shes amazing. She has hands sent from heaven. I immediately notice results. Shes very cool & down to earth & she knew exactly what to do for. The massage area is a nice clean & calm setting. & she always makes sure you are comfortable. I would definitely recommend most people to come have their massages done here
Voluptuous Rush
Voluptuous Rush
05:35 17 Mar 19
Kirstin Zullo has hands of gold. She was/is the only person that helped me after my breast cancer diagnosis with lymphatic drainage massage. She provided me with such relief during a time that I needed it most. Something I’ll never forget. She’s pleasant, friendly, easy going and a consummate professional. I’d highly recommend her to anyone I know, in fact I already have.
Vanessa Novack
Vanessa Novack
23:55 24 Feb 19
Kirstin is a wonderful massage therapist! She is very professional/ knowledgable and is excellent at her job. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to get a massage.
Erin O'Neill
Erin O'Neill
18:15 01 Mar 19
I happened to be in Yorkers, New York and with some health issues and a recent fall, I needed a really good massage therapist to helo me.I found Kirstin googling and she is one of the best massage therapist I have ever been to. I need somebody who knows the muscular Anatomy. Thank you for releasing some serious issues for me to be able to enjoy the rest of my time here in Yorkers New YorkHIGH RECOMMEND
Lisa Marie Dominico
Lisa Marie Dominico
19:15 26 Sep 18
Al Mitrione
Al Mitrione
15:40 26 Feb 15
Zullo! She is the best massage therapist. If you want you can even share the table with her dog Spike for warmth! I would recommend her very highly.
Andy Pitz
Andy Pitz
00:37 26 Feb 19
When I tell you this women's hands were sent from God himself...oh my goodness!! Tender spots on my body that I was afraid to touch myself, she put at ease in minutes. She doesn't rush, she takes her time, she makes you feel so comfortable and most importantly she pays attention to every part of your body that she massages and she'll communicate with you in the process. The only part I didn't like was that it went by too quick. :-) She's amazing!
Soul Queen
Soul Queen
16:56 08 Mar 19
It's always a special treat going to Kirstin. Her hands are gentle yet super effective at melting away lower back pain and sciatica during my pregnancy. Also Kirstin has taken me in for a last-minute appointment when I had a crick in my neck that lasted for days! Her place is a den of relaxation: dimly lit and warm, and not filled with overpowering aromas. To add to the visual appeal, she's got a couple of large fish tanks that are mesmerizing. She's good at figuring out if clients want quiet (like my hubbie) or friendly conversation (like me). She's the best!
June Wai
June Wai
01:32 24 Feb 19
Very knowledgeable. Helped me with a sports related injury. Very professional and I would highly recommend her. Great person and her work is extraordinary!!!
Paul D
Paul D
21:48 25 Feb 19
Great massage , amazing ambience !I just started to go to see kirstin to work on my neck and back shoulder and i love it !! I recommend to everyone who need help ! :)
Jacinta Custodio
Jacinta Custodio
21:18 09 Feb 18
The BEST massage therapy on the East Coast. Highly reccomended!
Rich Roc
Rich Roc
20:06 25 Nov 14
Kirstin is not only friendly and inviting but also phenomenal. I had gone in the past for my lower back back, but now I m going for my lymphatic massage. She truly has magic hands and worked out the knots in my body. On time, lymphatic massage reduced swelling immediately. I am still going there to complete all my sessions.Overall professional and great service as well as friendly and accommodating...
Sweta Patel
Sweta Patel
16:46 01 Apr 19

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Tuesday: 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday: 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday: 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday: 06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Saturday: 06:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday: Closed

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