FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including, muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapy is a clinically-oriented healthcare option that helps alleviate the discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions.

Why massage is so good for you?

•Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

•While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for : Anxiety. Digestive disorders.

What does massages do for the body?

•The physical manipulation in massage has two major physical effects : Increase in blood lymph circulation.

•Relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue(muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments), which releases nerves and deeper connective tissues.

What do I do during massage therapy treatment?

Make yourself at home, get comfortable and relax.

If your therapist needs you to adjust your body position or a part of your body, they will either gently move it for you, or ask you to move what is needed.

Otherwise, adjust your position anytime to make yourself feel more comfortable. You can close your eyes and relax completely during a session, or if you prefer to talk, have a chat with your therapist. It’s up to you.

It is your massage. Doing whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask your massage therapists a question at any time during your treatment.

What happens on the first visit?

On the first visit you will complete a confidential health history as part of your assessment. This is important as the Massage Therapist needs to know if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications. The Massage Therapist will listen to your concerns, assess your individual needs as well as other factors that may be contributing to your injury (lifestyle, nutritional status, etc.). The Massage Therapist will then develop a treatment plan with you to ensure you receive appropriate treatment that will help you return, as much as possible, to your normal activities.

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