Relaxation Massage

What style of massage is best for you?

At Carole Lilly Massage, we recognize that everyone has different massage goals.
Choose your session based on today’s preference — to relax (relaxation) or for pain relief (therapeutic).

If you want to let go of stress, relieve muscle tension, and enjoy a full-body, deeply relaxing massage – our relaxation menu is for you!  Each massage includes your choice of essential oils, heated herbal towels, and an after-session tray to enhance your experience.

Esalen®
Massage

If you want the ultimate in relaxation – this massage is for you!
Esalen Massage is a healing art form that is rhythmic and unique to each therapist.  With long flowing strokes, slow muscle work, and gentle stretching, you’ll release tension and feel totally relaxed.  Pressure varies.

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$140      Extended Session
$180      Beyond Session
What's it Like?
  • Slower-paced and deeply relaxing!
  • Promotes client awareness.
  • Developed at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.  There are only a handful of Esalen practitioners in NC and we have two.
  • Esalen is a good choice for anyone who wants to have some down time, get out of their head and let go of day to day stresses.
  • It is especially helpful for those with emotional trauma, as well as those wanting physical well-being.

Deep Tissue
Massage

If you are looking for our CLM relaxation massage with a medium-to-firm pressure – this massage is for you!
Your therapist uses slow moving, direct pressure in specific areas of holding combined with relaxation techniques to melt away tension.
Medium-to-Firm pressure.

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  $90       Full Session
$130      Extended Session
What's it Like?
  • Deeply Relaxing!

  • Blends Swedish massage and deeper work.
  • Not a good choice for your first massage.

  • Medium to Firm pressure based on your needs.
  • Great if you want to relax, receive a full body massage, and reduce tension.

CLM Relaxation
Massage

  $75       Full Session
$110      Extended Session
What's it Like?
  • Relaxing!
  • Blends Swedish massage, aromatherapy and relaxation techniques.
  • Light-to-Medium Pressure based on your needs.
  • A great fit if you want to relax, reduce stress and take some time to care for yourself.
  • A good choice for your first massage.

Hot Stone
Massage

If you enjoy the healing benefits of heat therapy – this massage is for you!
Your therapist combines smooth, heated basalt stones and light-to-medium Swedish
massage to relieve sore muscles and encourage relaxation.

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$145      Extended Session
What's it Like?
  • Relaxing and grounding!

  • Blends Swedish massage and warm stones.
  • Light-to-Medium pressure based on your needs.
  • If soaking in a warm bath or applying a warm pack helps your body release tension, then you’ll love our hot stone massage.

  • May help with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and boosting the immune system.

Happy
Feet

  $75       Full Session
What's it Like?
  • Relaxing!
  • Blends Swedish massage, aromatherapy and relaxation techniques.
  • Exfoliates and Hydrates feet.
  • Light-to-Medium Pressure based on your needs.
  • A great fit if you want to remained clothed and just remove socks and shoes.
  • A good choice for your first massage.

Pregnancy
Massage

If you are a mother-to-be in your second or third trimester – this massage is for you!
Your therapist uses pregnancy positioning, a nurturing touch, and tension relieving
techniques to bring balance and deep relaxation.

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  $80       Full Session
What's it Like?
  • Relaxing and Tension Relief!
  • Pregnancy Positioning for maximum comfort and safety.
  • Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult with their doctor or midwife before beginning a massage therapy program.
  • Light-to-Medium Pressure based on your needs.
  • A great fit if your in the second or third trimester.

Half Session = 30 minutes     Full Session = 1 hour     Extended Session = 1.5 hours     Beyond Session = 2 hours

We recommend making your appointment in advance to ensure availability. A credit card or gift card number is required to hold your reservation. When scheduling online or by phone, please let us know if you are pregnant, under a doctor’s care or have a specific massage goal.

Please provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.  CLM reserves the right to charge for any service not cancelled within 24 hours in advance.

Gratuities for our great service are most appreciated; 15-20% is customary.  However, if your therapist does an exceptional job, please feel free to tip more.

We ask that you arrive 5 minutes before your appointment to allow time to check in, complete forms, and begin relaxing. We ask that you turn off or silence cell phones before entering the building.

Please give us a call if you are running behind. Arriving late will limit your session time and the full value of your service will be charged.

As Clients:  Clients under 18 years of age must have parental consent for massage.  We ask that a parent accompany their child into the treatment room during their session.
As Visitors: For all our clients to completely enjoy their session, please arrange for childcare if your child is not receiving a service.

Gift Cards may be purchased in our office, over the phone or securely online for a dollar amount, a particular service or special package.

Gift Cards are non-refundable.  Please mention when scheduling and present your card at the time of service.

We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa).  Payment is due at the time of your session.

Returns and Refunds:  Services and gift cards are non-refundable.  Retail products may be returned for retail store credit within 30 days of purchase if the items are unopened, in original packaging and receipt is provided.

We do not file medical insurance at this time.  If you have a letter of medical necessity and referral for massage from your doctor, we’ll be glad to provide a signed receipt for your filing.  If you would like to pay using your NC Flexible Spending Account Card, please let us know.  Contact our office at 828-507-9581 for more information.

I just had surgery, how soon can I come in? 
Depending on the type of surgery, we typically ask that you wait 4-6 weeks after your surgery before scheduling a massage.  This gives your body time to heal without adding more to integrate. It’s also best to get your doctor’s approval for a massage.  Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy are gentle approaches which can be beneficial during your recovery from surgery.

This is my first massage, what can I expect? 
We are honored you’ve chosen to visit us for your first massage.  When you come in, you’ll complete some paperwork and discuss your massage goals with your therapist.  Your goals may include relaxation or releasing areas where your body is holding tension.  Feel free to ask your therapist any questions you may have.  You’ll then be given privacy to undress to your comfort level, lay down on the massage table and cover up.  The therapist will knock before entering to ensure you’re ready.  During your session, the therapist will undrape or uncover an area of your body (like your back), apply oil and massage using varying pressure and then cover the area again.  Please let your therapist know if you want to adjust or stop the massage for any reason.  Your therapist will let you know when the session is over.  You’ll dress in privacy and that’s it.  We suggest scheduling a CLM Custom Relaxation Massage (Full Session) for your first massage.

I’m pregnant, can I get a massage? 
Yes, in fact you may find a massage will help you relax and relieve some of the pain/tension in your joints as your body changes. If you are in a high-risk pregnancy, we ask that you consult your doctor or midwife before your massage.

I’m training for a marathon, when should I come in for a massage? 
We recommend scheduling a therapeutic or sports massage immediately after a sporting event, but not more than 2-3 days before your next event.  This will give your body enough time to integrate the massage for optimum performance.  Massage can help reduce recovery time by reducing muscle tension, relieving swelling and preventing soreness after an event.

I injured my back today.  Can I come in for a massage? 
It’s best to get your doctor’s approval before coming in for a massage.  Depending on the type of injury, we typically ask that you wait 2-3 days before scheduling with us.  Deeper work may encourage inflammation and should be avoided until the body’s natural inflammation response has had a chance to do its job.  Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy are gentle approaches that can support your back as it heals.

How often should I get a massage?  When should I come back?
At CLM, we suggest that you schedule your next appointment based on your availability (schedule/time) and budget (money).  If you want to come on a regular basis as part of your self-care regimen, we suggest setting up appointments at regular intervals.  Schedule these closer together in the beginning – weekly or twice a month at first – and then move to monthly maintenance.  Some clients will want to continue to come weekly or twice a month as they feel better receiving massage on a regular basis.  We encourage you to recognize whatever interval of time works best for you.

Can you go deeper?
Deep work is offered only after the client’s body opens to it; rather than through force.  Our massage therapists are skilled at reading your body’s response to additional pressure and will check-in often.  Deep work is followed by relaxing integration strokes, reuniting the freed up area with the rest of the body, and expanding the release.

Will I be draped (covered with sheets) during my massage?
Yes, the state of North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy requires all massage therapists provide draping during your massage session.

Are there any sessions where I stay dressed? 
Yes, you will wear comfortable, loose clothing during Chair Massage, Happy Feet and CranioSacral Therapy.  You have the option to wear shorts and a t-shirt during Myofascial Release sessions.

Do I have to use the face cradle? 
Not at all; you can feel free to turn your head to one side while lying on the table, instead of using the face cradle.  Many clients find that face cradles generally allow for more neck comfort, and allow your muscles to relax and release in a more balanced/aligned way. At CLM, please choose whichever works best for you.

Do you sell products at CLM?
Yes, we provide many of the great products (e.g., sheets, eye pillows, neck pillows, Cryoderm, massage oils, etc.) which we use during your session.  These can assist you in relaxing, releasing muscle tension or relieving pain at home.  Ask your therapist or the Front Desk Staff for suggestions or product information.

Don’t see your question?  Please email or call us and we’ll be happy to help.

+ Scheduling

We recommend making your appointment in advance to ensure availability. A credit card or gift card number is required to hold your reservation. When scheduling online or by phone, please let us know if you are pregnant, under a doctor’s care or have a specific massage goal.

+ Cancellation

Please provide 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.  CLM reserves the right to charge for any service not cancelled within 24 hours in advance.

+ Tips

Gratuities for our great service are most appreciated; 15-20% is customary.  However, if your therapist does an exceptional job, please feel free to tip more.

+ Preparing for your visit

We ask that you arrive 5 minutes before your appointment to allow time to check in, complete forms, and begin relaxing. We ask that you turn off or silence cell phones before entering the building.

Please give us a call if you are running behind. Arriving late will limit your session time and the full value of your service will be charged.

+ Children
As Clients:  Clients under 18 years of age must have parental consent for massage.  We ask that a parent accompany their child into the treatment room during their session.
As Visitors: For all our clients to completely enjoy their session, please arrange for childcare if your child is not receiving a service.
+ Gift Certificates

Gift Cards may be purchased in our office, over the phone or securely online for a dollar amount, a particular service or special package.

Gift Cards are non-refundable.  Please mention when scheduling and present your card at the time of service.

+ Payment

We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards (MasterCard and Visa).  Payment is due at the time of your session.

Returns and Refunds:  Services and gift cards are non-refundable.  Retail products may be returned for retail store credit within 30 days of purchase if the items are unopened, in original packaging and receipt is provided.

+ Insurance

We do not file medical insurance at this time.  If you have a letter of medical necessity and referral for massage from your doctor, we’ll be glad to provide a signed receipt for your filing.  If you would like to pay using your NC Flexible Spending Account Card, please let us know.  Contact our office at 828-507-9581 for more information.

+ FAQ's

I just had surgery, how soon can I come in? 
Depending on the type of surgery, we typically ask that you wait 4-6 weeks after your surgery before scheduling a massage.  This gives your body time to heal without adding more to integrate. It’s also best to get your doctor’s approval for a massage.  Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy are gentle approaches which can be beneficial during your recovery from surgery.

This is my first massage, what can I expect? 
We are honored you’ve chosen to visit us for your first massage.  When you come in, you’ll complete some paperwork and discuss your massage goals with your therapist.  Your goals may include relaxation or releasing areas where your body is holding tension.  Feel free to ask your therapist any questions you may have.  You’ll then be given privacy to undress to your comfort level, lay down on the massage table and cover up.  The therapist will knock before entering to ensure you’re ready.  During your session, the therapist will undrape or uncover an area of your body (like your back), apply oil and massage using varying pressure and then cover the area again.  Please let your therapist know if you want to adjust or stop the massage for any reason.  Your therapist will let you know when the session is over.  You’ll dress in privacy and that’s it.  We suggest scheduling a CLM Custom Relaxation Massage (Full Session) for your first massage.

I’m pregnant, can I get a massage? 
Yes, in fact you may find a massage will help you relax and relieve some of the pain/tension in your joints as your body changes. If you are in a high-risk pregnancy, we ask that you consult your doctor or midwife before your massage.

I’m training for a marathon, when should I come in for a massage? 
We recommend scheduling a therapeutic or sports massage immediately after a sporting event, but not more than 2-3 days before your next event.  This will give your body enough time to integrate the massage for optimum performance.  Massage can help reduce recovery time by reducing muscle tension, relieving swelling and preventing soreness after an event.

I injured my back today.  Can I come in for a massage? 
It’s best to get your doctor’s approval before coming in for a massage.  Depending on the type of injury, we typically ask that you wait 2-3 days before scheduling with us.  Deeper work may encourage inflammation and should be avoided until the body’s natural inflammation response has had a chance to do its job.  Myofascial Release and CranioSacral Therapy are gentle approaches that can support your back as it heals.

How often should I get a massage?  When should I come back?
At CLM, we suggest that you schedule your next appointment based on your availability (schedule/time) and budget (money).  If you want to come on a regular basis as part of your self-care regimen, we suggest setting up appointments at regular intervals.  Schedule these closer together in the beginning – weekly or twice a month at first – and then move to monthly maintenance.  Some clients will want to continue to come weekly or twice a month as they feel better receiving massage on a regular basis.  We encourage you to recognize whatever interval of time works best for you.

Can you go deeper?
Deep work is offered only after the client’s body opens to it; rather than through force.  Our massage therapists are skilled at reading your body’s response to additional pressure and will check-in often.  Deep work is followed by relaxing integration strokes, reuniting the freed up area with the rest of the body, and expanding the release.

Will I be draped (covered with sheets) during my massage?
Yes, the state of North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy requires all massage therapists provide draping during your massage session.

Are there any sessions where I stay dressed? 
Yes, you will wear comfortable, loose clothing during Chair Massage, Happy Feet and CranioSacral Therapy.  You have the option to wear shorts and a t-shirt during Myofascial Release sessions.

Do I have to use the face cradle? 
Not at all; you can feel free to turn your head to one side while lying on the table, instead of using the face cradle.  Many clients find that face cradles generally allow for more neck comfort, and allow your muscles to relax and release in a more balanced/aligned way. At CLM, please choose whichever works best for you.

Do you sell products at CLM?
Yes, we provide many of the great products (e.g., sheets, eye pillows, neck pillows, Cryoderm, massage oils, etc.) which we use during your session.  These can assist you in relaxing, releasing muscle tension or relieving pain at home.  Ask your therapist or the Front Desk Staff for suggestions or product information.

Don’t see your question?  Please email or call us and we’ll be happy to help.

Carole Lilly Massage

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