If you have issues of general tension or muscle aches and pains, a Therapeutic 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 one-on-one assessment. This is your opportunity to point out what areas 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 a therapist may choose to use are: Light, Medium & Deep Pressure Techniques, Soft Tissue Release, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, PNF Stretching, Pelvic Balancing, Golgi Tendon Organ Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, 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.
If your purpose is solely for Relaxation Massage, your therapist will focus on delivering a flowing massage with a steady pressure throughout your body. The most common modalities used are: Light to Medium Pressure Techniques and Swedish Relaxation.
In addition, make sure to eat a couple 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.