If you are new to Massage Therapy, we understand that you might have a few questions. Below are the answers to the questions that are most commonly asked about a Massage Therapy treatment.
What issues or injuries can massage therapy help me with?
Massage Therapy can help with headaches/migranes, neck, shoulder, back pain, muscle strain/sprain and spasm, decreased mobility, chronic pain, arthiritis, tendonitis, bursitis, TMJ, frozen shoulder, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, carpal, tunnel syndrome, scoliosis, sports injury, post surgery, rehabilitation, pregnancy, stress.
What benefits would I experience from my treatments?
You would experience relief from muscular tension and pain, reduce mental and physical stress levels, increase circulation, increase range of motion, increase sleep and increase lymphatic flow. These are just a few examples of what Massage Therapy can do for you.
How often will I need treatments?
Everyone is different. Once your therapist completes a full assessment, we can develop a treatment plan. We will then provide the amount and frequency of your treatments. Some individuals benefit from 1 massage to get rid of their aches and pains. Others come every week or every month. In the end, your body will be the one deciding when it needs a massage.
What areas of my body can be massaged?
These areas include back, head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, glutes, legs, feet and even abdomen.
Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?
Most individuals experience an increase of relaxation, sleep and decrease muscle tension. However it is possible to experience a delay onset of muscle soreness after your treatment. If deep tissue work is done there is a chance that you could be sore and have a slight bruising feeling or experience a few bruises. Your therapist will be in full communication with you throughout the massage asking if the pressure is too hard, not enough or just right. Never feel shy to be honest about how the treatment feels, after all we want you to get the best you can out of your massage.
Do I have to take off all of my clothes?
The decision is yours. You can undress to your comfort level leaving on any article of clothing you wish. For example, if you are having your back massaged it is common to only remove your shirt and bra to treat the area. During the treatment you will be fully covered with a table sheet and only the area of your body that is being worked on will be uncovered. Your therapist will leave the room before and after the treatment to allow you to change comfortably.
Will my extended health care plan cover the costs of massage therapy treatments?
Yes. Most extended health care plans include Massage Therapy. Some insurance company's require a doctors note before you can submit your Massage Therapy claim.
Is it safe to have a massage while I'm pregnant?
Yes, each trimester indicates the type of techinques, pressure and flow of the treatment.