What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a recognized health care option that positively contributes to one’s general health and wellness and also works the body’s soft tissue to help relieve pain and stiffness associated with stress, tension, injury and other conditions. It brings many benefits to our muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments in terms of managing, pain, injury, stress and tension levels.
Is massage therapy just for relaxation?
While it is great way to promote relaxation, massage therapy is so much more. Massage helps manage pain, reduce stress, improve circulation, decrease muscle tension, ease breathing difficulties, lower blood pressure, reduce headaches, improve mobility, promote sleep, manage anxiety & depression and helps improve your overall wellness.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Regular massage therapy provides some pretty amazing benefits. Massage therapy from a Licensed Massage Therapist can help with everything from injury, muscle tension, chronic pain and stress, to posture, high blood pressure and sleep issues—as well as providing an hour of blissful relaxation. Massage therapy is a great way to help enhance both your mental and physical well being as well as positively contribute to your general health and wellness.
What can I expect at my first massage?
At your first massage, you’ll complete a health history form and address any of your concerns and goals with your massage therapist. Once the treatment has been determined, the LMT will leave the room to allow you the privacy to get onto the table and make yourself comfortable. Before re-entering the room to begin the treatment, your therapist will knock on the door.
Will I experience muscle soreness after my massage?
It’s not uncommon to feel some muscle soreness after a massage. Massage triggers a release of lactic acid stored in tight muscles, which can create a temporary feeling of soreness. The good news? Many people enjoy post-massage heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.
Can anyone get a Hot Stone massage?
Although there are many benefits to Hot Stone Massage there are some conditions that need consideration before treatment. The most common contraindications are; pregnancy, any condition that impacts the immune system (such as Lupus, Cancer, Mononucleosis to name a few), any conditions that impact the skin such as severe bruises, burns, shingles and/or any condition that results in a loss of sensation (examples include diabetes, Neuropathy and Peripheral Vascular Disorder). If you have a specific condition that is not listed, please make sure to discuss it with your Registered Massage Therapist prior to treatment.
Do I have to take off all of my clothes?
No. You can receive an effective, therapeutic massage regardless of what clothing (if any) you choose to remove. Your comfort and ability to relax is a top priority for our LMTs. It enables them to deliver effective massage therapy as well as make you feel at ease. LMTs are trained to make sure the fresh sheet on the massage table always drapes you and ensures your privacy. If at any time you feel uncomfortable due to pain, treatment or draping, please let your LMT know. Before and after the massage, you will be able undress and dress in complete privacy.