Massage Therapy FAQ

What types of massage therapies do you offer?

Trigger point therapy        Prenatal massage                    Sports massage pre and post event

Myofascial release             Swedish massage                     Neuromuscular massage

Deep Tissue                        Massage for acute injuries     Therapeutic massage

I have never received a massage. What should I expect?

When you arrive at my office, I will greet you and discuss any medical concerns you may have and your current pain and discomfort problems. You Will need to arrive 15 -20 minutes before your massage time so you can fill out new client paper work.

I will take you to the massage room and quickly explain to you how to position yourself on the table, then step out of the room while you undress to your comfort level and cover yourself on the table with a clean sheet and blanket that are provided. When you are ready, I will enter the room and begin the massage. I will only uncover areas that I am working on at that moment–one arm at a time, one leg at a time, etc.

If at any point, you are uncomfortable with any aspect of the massage, let me know and we can change things or even end the massage all together, depending on the situation.

What are the benefits of massage?

Massage helps the body stimulate circulation which affects every system in your body causing improvements in everything from digestion to the appearance of your skin.

How do I know if massage is right for me?

Massage therapy is indicated for almost every illness or physical injury at one stage or another and there are many different forms of massage. I, personally, have experience in treating whiplash, carpal tunnel, tendinitis, fibromyalgia, bulging and herniated discs, sciatica, tennis elbow, golf injuries, over worked or sore muscles and many others.

If you have a question about whether or not massage therapy is right for you, please feel free to contact me or talk to your family physician.

 

What if I have a pain after a massage?

Sometimes, after a massage that included deep tissue work or trigger point therapy, the body will feel sore. It is comparable to the muscle soreness you experience the day after a workout. To lessen this effect of the massage, you should drink plenty of water and follow the advice of your therapist on ice or heat application to the area over the next 24 hours. There still may be some discomfort, but it should NEVER be unbearable. Please, let me know if you experience pain anytime after a massage session.