HEALS THE BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT
Enhances one's awareness of body and breathing. Improves posture and relaxation. Relieves accumulated tension. Restores flexibility to tight, sore muscles, tendons, and joints.
Breaks down waste products held in the muscles and tendons and improves the cleansing role of the lymphatic system.
Total release of stress, breaks down of scar tissue, improves movements, tones muscles, raises metabolism and improves mental health, increases circulation, and neuromuscular release.
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The Body's Response to Massage
Massage actually speeds up the natural healing process of the body, calms the mind, and settles the emotions. By reaching the emotions as well as the body, it evokes changes in the whole person. It is the perfect antidote to stress. Massage Therapists focus on the entire body system and its relationship to soft tissue, their care isn't focused only on the site of pain.The potential for a positive impact on a patient with acute or chronic pain is clear.
Where to Begin and Finish
There is no right or wrong point to begin or end. Back and feet are most non-threatening. Light pressure is first applied to relax the outer muscles, increasing depth where required. You will only want to have deep work done where you have a problem. Deep Tissue friction can cause you to have a problem if you have none. The massage will be finished with light pressure to remove all toxins and relax any areas where deep work was administered. This should eliminate being sore the next day. Hot Tubs or Hot Baths are recommended after treatment.
ALWAYS COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR THERAPIST AND LET THEM KNOW IF YOU FEEL THAT THE STROKES ARE TOO DEEP OR TOO LIGHT. YOU SHOULD NOT BE IN PAIN! MORE WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED IF YOUR MUSCULES ARE IN A RELAXED STATE AND YOU CAN CONTINUE TO BREATHE NORMALLY.
Q: Why should I have a massage?
A: With massage, you will experience relief from chronic muscular tension and pain, have increased joint flexibility, and feel a reduction of mental and physical fatigue and stress. Massage is a way to do something for yourself that pays off in both physical and emotional dividends.
Q: I'm slightly uncomfortable with the idea of a stranger touching me.
A: Some first-time clients are apprehensive about the personal nature of massage, but generally lose any apprehensions within the first few minutes. Both therapists are highly trained professionals who will do their utmost to make you comfortable.
Q: Do I have to take off all of my clothes?
A: Your personal comfort during a massage is the key to its effectiveness. Remove only the clothing you're comfortable with removing. Traditional full-body massage techniques are more effective when they aren't administered through the barrier of clothing, but you will be fully draped during the entire session with no compromise of your modesty. Only the area being worked on will be uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in privacy.
Q: What parts of my body will be massaged?
A: Our therapists will ask you about any problems you're experiencing and about any chronic medical conditions. Tell the therapist what you want to get out of the session and determine which areas of your body need work. A typical full-body session includes work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
Q: How will I feel after the massage?
A: Most people feel very relaxed, and often experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. The deep relaxation may leave your body slightly tired, but this feeling passes quickly and you will then notice increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity that can last for days.
Q: Should I expect muscle soreness following a massage?
A: Some people, particularly clients who are new to massage or those who request deep-tissue work, experience mildly sore muscles after a massage. The soreness passes in a day or two, leaving you feeling much looser and relaxed. Drink plenty of water after a massage to help flush out released toxins and minimize resultant discomfort.
Q: Can I give a massage as a gift?
A: Absolutely! A therapeutic massage is a wonderful gift and a great way to show someone special how much you care.