Massage therapy helps the body to relax and recover from stress and strain. The massage therapist may use a variety of massage modalities in a session to acquire the best results.
There are several different types of massage:
- Swedish: This type of massage is to relax and energize the body.
- Deep Tissue: Utilized for muscle damage from an injury
- Sports: Used to help prevent an injury from athletics and to help keep the body flexible
- Chair: For the upper body only
How to get the most from your massage sessions:
- Allow your body to be open and as receptive as possible
- Try not to eat just before your session
- Arrive on time for your appointment. If you arrived rushed and stressed it will take your body longer to relax
- Remove clothing to your comfort level. If you aren't comfortable removing your clothing simply wear items that the therapist can work around and under. The therapist will give you privacy to change or undress.
- Be sure to communicate with your massage therapist. Advise the therapist to any allergies you may have to lotions, oils or powders. Make sure you report any discomfort so the therapist can make adjustments. Don't ever be afraid to discuss apprehensions or concerns you may have. Our therapists are more than willing answer any questions you may have.
- Try to keep your breathing normal as this will help to facilitate relaxation. Make sure you do not hold your breath.
- Allow your mind and muscles to relax
- Make sure you drink plenty of water following your massage session
- Do not rise too quickly following your treatment, as you may be a little dizzy or light headed.