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reduce mental and physical fatigue. In addition, massage is among the most effective means available
to combat stress.
includes a variety of bodywork techniques, extensive anatomy and physiology, and when massage is
appropriate for a certain situation. Many therapists are trained in specialized types of bodywork which
they may use exclusively or in some combination. For example, there are special techniques to relieve
painful trigger points, relax contracted fascia, realign and heal injured tissue. Others are primarily to aid
lymph drainage, or restore the natural balance and flow of energy throughout the body. Techniques will
vary depending on your situation and the goals you wish to achieve through massage.
questions. He or she will also conduct a short verbal interview to ensure a clear understanding of your
needs and desired goals.
For a full body massage, most people undress completely, though you may choose not to do so if you
prefer. We normally advise you to undress to the level at which you feel comfortable. Your massage
therapist will leave the therapy room to give you privacy to undress and position yourself on the massage
table. He or she will knock before reentering the room. The massage table is covered with fresh clean
sheets (usually flannel) and a blanket to ensure you are warm and comfortable during the session. Only
the area of your body where the therapy is being applied will be uncovered. Your massage therapist will
use a light oil or lotion as a lubricant. Our oils and lotions are hypo-allergenic and contain natural
emollients, making them excellent for your skin.
A massage session usually begins with relatively gentle pressure to calm your nervous system and begin
releasing tension. Gradually, your therapist may work more deeply to address specific therapy needs.
Your therapist will communicate with you throughout the entire massage with regard to your specific
comfort level. If at any time, you become uncomfortable, please tell your therapist so he or she can
adjust the pressure to your comfort level.
is needed. Many people just close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk.
It's your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask
questions at any time.
However, working in an area of an injury or chronic pain may at first cause some discomfort. This usually
lessens within the first few minutes. Always tell your therapist if you feel any discomfort so she or he can
adjust the strokes and techniques used. Your massage therapist knows ways to minimize discomfort, and
will work carefully within what feels right to you.
in-depth work on a particular area. An hour and a half is sometimes needed to address the whole body
with special attention to specific areas of need or for a specialty session such as an Aromatherapy or Hot
Stone Massage. Based on your specific needs, your massage may be scheduled for less or more time.
Please discuss session length when making your appointment to ensure you are scheduled appropriately.
give yourself several minutes to reorient before slowly getting up and dressing.
After a session, most people feel very relaxed. Many experience relief from aches and pains that have built
up over months of tension. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience an
increase in energy that can last for several days.
Sometimes changes are more subtle. You may not feel dramatic results right away. It may take a few days
for you to notice a change in your pain level, mobility, or a reduction in stress.
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