With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, an increase of your range of motion and a reduction in your stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits. Treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs.
Your therapist will let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, and help correct muscular injuries.
Massage therapy treatments are effective from birth until palliative care stages.
The therapist will ask you what you want to get out of the session. You will also be asked to describe any chronic problems or pain that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, and legs. During your treatment you will be covered with a sheet at all times except for the body part that is being treated. Your Therapist will communicate with you to make sure you are comfortable, if the pressure they are using is too light or too deep. You may stop the treatment at any time.
Most people report feeling very relaxed, and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. People, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. This is why your therapist will recommend rest and lots of water. This will also assist those with muscle soreness. Once the soreness is gone, they often energy levels and an increased range of motion.
Traditional full-body massage treatments work best when administered directly to the skin, however you can undress to your level of comfort. Your therapist will work around any clothing you choose to keep on. During a session you will be fully covered with a sheet and only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered. Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.
RAPID NeuroFascial Reset treatments may be applied fully clothed. It is a "pin and stretch" type of treatment that can require active or passive movements. It works more with very stubborn pain and the deep layers of the fascia (connective tissue). It is a very powerful treatment but can be a little more intense as well.