Massage releases chronic tension and pain in muscles, improves circulation, increases flexibility in the joints, reduces mental and physical fatigue, and can effectively combat the effects of stress. On your first visit, you will be asked to provide information about your current & past health. This confidential information allows for our therapist to form an assessment of your needs and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Your massage therapist will then ask you for your consent at which time you will agree or refuse all or any part of the treatment. For example, massage is best performed on the skin, however, you may choose to be completely clothed. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress to your level of comfort, and you will be fully draped through your session except for the area being worked on.
You will relax on a massage table that is designed for comfort. Different pillows or bolsters can be used to make your position even more comfortable. The room will be at a comfortable temperature, quiet, or filled with gentle music if you desire it. A professional massage oil or lotion will be used to ease the friction. The massage will start gently to calm your nervous system and begin to release superficial tension. Gradually, your massage therapist works more deeply into the tissues and addresses specific areas.
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues (muscles, skin, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and membranes of the body) to gain a therapeutic response. Your therapist will help you understand that ultimately your body has the capacity to heal itself and will work with you to learn how you are a part of this healing process.
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