Frequently Asked Questions
Why Massage Therapy?
Of all the senses, touch is the most essential to life. Touch is communicated through the skin, the body’s largest organ. Massage thereapy has far-reaching effects on every system in the body.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue of the body (muscles, skin, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, membranes) to gain a theraputic response. Massage will soothe your aches and pains and counteract tension. It will decrease the discomforts of chronic conditions and promote proper healing of injuries. You will go home feeling recharge and ready to take care of yourself.
What happens during a massage treatment?
You will be required to fill in a confidential health history form (copy here to fill in before your come). Based upon this information and the assessment, the goals of treatment are discussed and the treatment plan is explained.
The massage therapist gives you privacy while you get on and off the massage table. Many of the techniques are based on direct skin contact. Your body will be covered at all times, except for the specific areas to be treated. The therapist checks with you to make sure the techniques are effective.
At the end of the treatment you are given self care information to take home.
If you have an acute condition you may require treatment twice in one week. However, many conditions can be treated periodically. Massage keeps you at your optimal health. Your body benefits from a regular tune up.
What does massage therapy offer relief from?
- Lower back, hip, neck and shoulder muscle pain/discomfort
- Chronic stress or tension
- TMJ dysfunction
- Strain or sprain
- Postural problems
- Tendinitis or Bursitis
- Depression or Anxiety
- Sleep disorders
- Respiratory Condition
- Post-surgical Conditions, scar tissue, edema