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What is Therapeutic Massage?

Therapeutic Massage is a form of healing and relaxation that has been around for centuries. Everyone can benefit from a professional massage. Whether massage is on a table or a chair, Swedish, deep tissue or sports, the benefits are always the same.

Among other things, massage is relaxing and therapeutic, calms the nervous system, increases blood supply to tissues and helps prevent injuries. Massage reduces tension, headaches, repetitive stress symptoms, muscle soreness, anxiety, stress, and tissue inflammation. Massage also improves productivity, concentration, blood circulation, health and wellness, energy and alertness, posture, and helps with the removal of metabolic waste

Therapeutic Massage combines techniques from various modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage to provide the client with the therapeutic work needed to relax and regenerate their muscles.

How will a massage feel?

Massage on normal tissue is almost always pleasant. Always tell your therapist if you feel discomfort so that adjustments can be  made.

After a massage, most people feel very relaxed. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience an increase in energy that can last for several days.

Sometimes the immediate effect of your massage may seem mild. Watch for further change over the following days; such as pain relief, reduced stress, or mobility increased.

What massage can do for you?

Massage Therapy:

  • helps to provide soothing relaxation or specific deeper therapy for physical problems.
  • helps to relieve stress and anxiety.
  • helps to relax painful or tight muscles.
  • helps relieve aches and pains that have built up from months of tension or repetitive activity in daily life.
  • helps to improve posture.
  • helps to calm the nervous system.
  • helps to increase nourishing blood supply to your tissues.
  • improves energy and alertness.
  • aids recovery of pulled muscles or sprained ligaments and prevention of new injuries.
  • enhances removal of metabolic waste.
  • helps reduce tissue inflammation.
  • helps prevent injuries caused by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a painful, restricted area.

Your first appointment

Your massage therapist will begin by asking some general health questions since there are some conditions that massage is not appropriate. Your therapist, then, will show you to the therapy room, where you will undress and relax onto the massage table covering yourself with a fresh clean sheet.

Your therapist will offer cushions to make you more comfortable on the table. The room will be warm and quiet, often with soft relaxing music.

For a full body massage, most people undress completely though you may choose to wear underwear. You will be warmly draped at all times except for the area being worked on.