What Are The Benefits Of Massage?
In addition to being very relaxing and alleviating stress, massage:
- Alleviates pain
- Improves range of motion
- Increases circulation
- Stretches atrophied or overly tight muscles
- Reduces spasms and cramping
- Increases joint mobility
- Releases endorphins—the body’s natural painkillers
- Improves the skin, the largest organ of the body
What Should I Expect During My First Massage?
At the time of your fist visit, your massage therapist with have you fill out a brief health history form and then will speak to you about the specific reasons for which you are seeking massage therapy. Your massage therapist will then determine the type of massage that would best be suited to give you maximum benefits.
What Will I Be Wearing During My Massage?
For a full body massage, most patients are nude, and the massage therapist will drape you with a sheet. If it makes you feel more comfortable, you can wear your underwear.
What Do I Do During A Massage Therapy Treatment?
Relax! And be sure to give your massage therapist any feedback in terms of pressure or teqnique so that you can get the best massage to meet your needs. Many people use the time during a massage to relax and remain quiet, others prefer to talk. It is your massage so feel free to do what is comfortable to you.
How Will A Massage Feel?
This depends a lot on the types of techniques that your massage therapist uses. In most cases the massage therapist will begin with broad flowing strokes that relax your muscles and calm your nervous system. As your body becomes relaxed, your massage therapist will work deeper and focus in on specific problem areas.
I Have Sensitive Skin, Will The Oils Used Cause Me To Break Out?
Our massage therapists only use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. However, be sure to inform your massage therapist if you are sensitive to certain types of oils or lotions, and if you like, bring your own oil.