What are the benefits of massage therapy?
- Facilitate healing of soft tissue injuries
- Increase joint range of motion
- Increase strength and performance
- Reduce muscular tension and associated discomfort
- Reduce soft tissue pain
- Reduce stress and anxiety
Will I be covered during the massage?
For a general massage session you will undress to your comfort level and will be covered with sheets and a blanket. Only the areas I am treating will be uncovered. In some cases I might recommend that you wear gym shorts and women can wear a sports bra or tank so that additional techniques can be applied.
How often should I get a massage?
Each individual presents varying needs. Someone recovering from an injury or with chronic pain may first need to come in weekly until their symptoms decrease. Massage for stress relief may entail just one massage. Many individuals find that a biweekly or monthly massage helps manage their chronic pain and keep stress levels low.
How will I feel after the massage?
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. Some even report improved sleep. Relief from aches and pains is common, but your body will continue to heal even after the treatment. If you have been experiencing soft-tissue pain for a long time, don’t expect it to disappear after just one treatment.
When should I not receive a massage?
Please do not receive a treatment after consuming any amount of alcohol. Do not receive a massage when you have a cold or other illness as you are putting your therapist at risk. If you have had surgery in the last 4 to 6 weeks, please consult your doctor before scheduling a massage.
What do I do during the treatment?
Your massage session is your time to relax. If you feel uncomfortable for any reason let me know so I can help. When addressing areas of pain or discomfort, it is necessary for me to ask questions as your feedback will help me better relieve your tension.