Massage therapy helps you relax, re-align and rejuvenate. There are many positive aspects to receiving massage therapy on an ongoing basis, and with the busy lives we lead, we can all benefit from a little stress-management. Whether you are seeking help in healing an injury, releasing tension and stress or pampering yourself with the gift of mindful, therapeutic work, massage is a beautiful and effective way to facilitate positive change in your body, mind and spirit. The experienced massage therapists provide exceptional care and will design an effective customized massage treatment to address your individual needs.
What’s the difference between a Swedish and deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue is a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions.”) Releasing adhesions in the musculature allows the spine and extremity structures to move more “freely” and drastically reduces pain in the symptomatic patient. Swedish is a general full body relaxation massage using long flowing strokes allowing your mind and body to relax.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
During a Swedish it is the head face neck legs arms hands feet and back stomach is optional.
Deep tissue depends on the area and if the client has chronic pain.
What should I do during the massage or bodywork session?
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask the practitioner any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, feel free to ask.
Are there any medical conditions that would make massage inadvisable?
There are some types of conditions that massage may be contraindicated if you may feel that there is a reason you should not receive a massage it is advised to consult with your doctor before scheduling a massage…..there are too many contraindications to write it could be from cancer, hi risk pregnancy , blood thinners, etc.
What are the benefits of massage?
Massage is a restorative practice that can mend the mind/body/spirit connection. The mind is calmed and relaxed, enhancing focus and improving concentration, which can allow the mind to be more creative and productive. As your mind is made aware of your body through massage, it can more readily recognize your body’s needs. Massage allows the mind and body to relax whether it’s stress or sore muscles the benefits of massage is to bring the clients back to wellness, decrease stress, reduces muscle pain, increases energy, increase range of motion, and increase circulation.
How will I feel after the massage or bodywork session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. It is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage as increased circulation can dehydrate the body.
How often do you recommend receiving therapeutic massage?
Massage therapy is a valid complement to optimal health maintenance, as it stimulates blood flow, encourages muscular fitness, and helps to integrate your entire body, mind, and spirit. Depending on your specific needs, your therapist may recommend monthly, weekly, or more frequent visits.