Therapeutic Massage is the manual manipulation of the soft tissues within the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia) through fixed or moveable pressure given at varying levels for the purpose of restoring the structures to their natural state.
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What are the benefits of Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage offers a wide variety of physical and mental benefits:
Stimulates circulation and increases the flow of blood and lymph within the body which helps bring oxygen rich nutrients to areas in need while removing metabolic waste and toxins.
Induces a state of deep relaxation which activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS), the body’s natural state of rest and repair.
Reduces muscular tension, stiffness and spasms which can improve range of motion, alleviate pain and speed healing of soft tissue injuries.
Reduces physical and emotional stress through relaxation and increased awareness of the mind-body connection which improves mental clarity and promotes feelings of overall well-being.
What is a typical massage session like?
Initial appointments begin with completing a health history questionnaire to ensure there are no contraindications for treatment. After reviewing the paperwork, the practitioner will determine the best modalities for your session needs. You will be left in private to undress and get comfortably under the bedding while the practitioner prepares for your session. Heated mattress pads, low lighting and soft music ensure optimal conditions for relaxation. Upon completion of your session, you will again be left in private to dress, followed by some refreshing water and a brief check-out with your practitioner to discuss how you feel post-treatment.
Do I need to undress completely for my session?
No, you do not.
You can discuss any concerns you may have directly with your practitioner. Clients are encouraged to undress to their level of comfort. The practitioner will work within and design the session to match your comfort level. Rest assured, you will be appropriately draped and covered for the entirety of the session; only the area being worked at the time (arm, leg, back, etc.) is exposed.