1. What are the benefits of massage?
Massage helps with:
– decreasing muscle tension and stiffness
– reducing swelling and pain after injury
– promoting faster healing
– increasing joint flexibility and range of motion
– improving circulation
– strengthening immune system
2. What conditions do massage therapists treat?
Massage therapists treat such conditions as: low back pain, whiplash, neck and shoulder tension, sprains, strains, tendinitis, sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches/migraines, pregnancy discomfort, stress.
3. What can I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Prior to your visit you will be asked to complete a medical history form. The therapist will then discuss your current problem and treatment plan with you.
The techniques used to manipulate the muscles in a massage are most effective when applied directly to the skin. For this reason, you will be asked to undress to your comfort level and lay between two sheets on the massage table. For the entire duration of the treatment you will always be covered. One area of your body is exposed at a time to allow the therapist to fully work the musculature. If at any time you are uncomfortable with the massage, the techniques being used, the amount of pressure being applied or anything else, please do not hesitate to speak those concerns to your therapist.
4. What should I expect after massage therapy treatment?
After a massage therapy session, most people feel very relaxed. Occasionally, people experience mild temporary aching that may last up to 48 hours.