If you have more complex issues of tension or muscle aches and pains that were possibly caused by an injury or repetitive strain, a Therapeutic Deep Tissue or Sports Massage is the right service for you.
Your Therapeutic Massage appointment may range from 45 minutes to 2 hours including assessment time. Your treatment will begin with a short but in-depth assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what area you’d like to work on during your time, as well as identify any special requests or concerns you may have. During your assessment, expect to answer questions regarding your health history including injuries and surgeries, leisure activities, work routines, areas of concern, and pain levels. These questions help the massage therapist align their treatment plan with your specific goals.
Your massage therapist will then leave the room – allowing you to undress to your personal comfort level and cover yourself on the massage table. Make sure to communicate with your therapist throughout your massage. If you are uncomfortable in any way, do not hesitate to let your therapist know.
The modalities your therapist may choose to use are: Medium to Deep Pressure Techniques, Orthopedic Massage, Capsular Work, PNF Stretching, CRAC Stretching, Joint Mobilization, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Stripping, Cross Fibre Friction, Myofascial Release, Soft Tissue Release, Myofascial and Scar Tissue Release, Pelvic Balancing, Advanced Neuromuscular Techniques, GTO Work (Golgi Tendon Organ Release), Hot and Cold Therapy, and Remedial Exercises. Your individual treatment plan will be determined by what you present both verbally and what is ascertained from palpating your soft tissues. Your therapist is trained to identify the source of your issue and treat as needed.
In addition, make sure to eat a couple of hours before your massage – and not right before. Drinking water leading up to and after your appointment is also a good idea. Consider rescheduling if you have certain skin irritations on the day of or if you have a fever.