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Massage Therapy Info
Massage Therapy FAQs
What to Expect at your Massage Therapy appointment
We offer massage sessions of 30 minute, 60 minute and 90 minute durations. Each of these will start with a short consultation and review of symptoms, health history, and lifestyle.
After this, your massage therapist will leave the room while you undress. Your massage therapist will let you know how many layers to take off, and then you can lay down on under the towel on a padded massage table.
Your massage therapist will knock on the door to make sure you are prepared. Once you are ready, your massage therapist will return, adjust the face rest and pillows to make sure that you are comfortable. Please let your massage therapist know if you are too warm or cold.
During the massage, your massage therapist will use lotion or oil to massage the area/s of your body that were discussed during the conversation at the beginning of your session.
After the massage, your massage therapist will leave the room so you can get dressed. Take your time getting up. If you sit or stand too quickly you may feel lightheaded or woozy.
Will Massage Therapy Hurt?
Massage therapy shouldn’t hurt. Sometimes there is some discomfort over particularly tight or sore areas. If the pressure is too uncomfortable, make sure you let your massage therapist know.
How Will I Feel After A Massage?
The majority of individuals feel calm and unwound after a treatment. Sometimes, people experience mild temporary aching for a day.
What Are the Different Types of Massage?
Swedish/ Relaxation Massage
Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing. If you’ve never had massage before, this is a good one to try first.
A Swedish massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on the therapist’s personal style and what he or she wants to achieve. Massage therapists use long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil.
Aromatherapy massage is massage therapy with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs.
The massage therapist can select oils that are relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing, balancing, etc. One of the most common essential oils used in aromatherapy massage is lavender.
Aromatherapy massage is great for stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component or for anyone looking for some added relaxation.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle.
Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.
Also called prenatal massage, pregnancy massage is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. Massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage know the proper way to position and support the woman’s body during the massage, and how to modify techniques.
Pregnancy massage is used to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and reduce anxiety and depression. The massage is customized to a woman’s individual needs. Pregnancy pillows are used.
Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort. It is as effective for promoting good health and for preventing illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.
Reflexology promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body and encouraging the flow of blood. In the process, reflexology not only quells the sensation of pain, but relieves the source of the pain as well.
Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. But you don’t have to be a professional athlete to have one-it’s also used by people who are active and work out often. The focus isn’t on relaxation but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance. A combination of techniques are used. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish massage. Facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.