True Massage Therapy relaxes muscles, eases and soothes your aches and pains. Beyond being a “rubdown” it rejuvenates and restores balance to our mind, bodies and spirit, helping us deal better with everything life throws our way. Our staff of dedicated professional knows how to get the knots out and kneed in the soothing strokes. Whether you seek relief for overexerted muscles, or simply want your mind and body to escape reality, your massage therapist will customize your treatment using a variety of techniques to achieve relaxation, rejuvenation, and results.
What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
Your massage therapist will ask you to fill out a health history form. Afterward the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
It is important to list all health concerns and medications so the therapist can adapt the session to your specific needs without doing any harm. It is also important to list any allergies so the therapist is aware if he/she needs to use a different oil or lotion during the session.
How will I feel after my massage treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience a significant decrease or freedom from long-term aches and pains. Many feel a little slowed down for a short period and then notice an increase of energy, heightened awareness and increased productivity which can last for days. If you received a deep massage, you may be slightly sore the next day – much like a good workout at the gym. Sometimes a hot shower, or a soak in the tub can ease this soreness. After your session you should increase your water intake a bit. Just a glass or two more than normal is usually fine. This helps keep your body’s tissues hydrated and healthy.
What should I do during a massage?
Make yourself comfortable. Many people just close their eyes and relax completely during the session; others prefer to talk. It’s your massage, and whatever feels natural for you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time. If the massage therapist needs to adjust your position, they will either move you (for instance lift your arm) or they will tell you what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable.