Where will my massage take place?
Your massage will take place in a quiet, warm comfortable room right here in our clinic. Soft lighting is used to create a relaxing ambience. You’ll lie on a soft, comfortable table with soothing music playing softly in the background. Turn your brain OFF, leave your troubles behind, and soak in the few minutes you've dedicated to YOU!
What should I wear to the massage appointment?
Comfortable clothing is recommended, however therapeutic massage is typically performed with the client appropriately draped at all times. Most people undress to their level of comfort, while some leave some clothing on such as underwear or athletic shorts. You decide what level of comfort is right for you. Your privacy is respected at all times.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
You, your physician, and the therapist will discuss the desired outcome. A typical full body massage session will include work on your back, arms, legs, head, neck and shoulders. Regional areas may also be targeted, for example: neck/shoulders, forearm/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, migraine headaches, lower back, pregnancy massage, etc.
What will the massage feel like?
It depends on the techniques used. Your massage session may start with broad flowing strokes to begin the relaxation process. Pressure will be gradually increased to relax specific areas and release tight muscle bands. Deep tissue massage or trigger point therapies will require deeper pressure and more intensive techniques. It’s important that the pressure always be within your comfort level. Should you wish to receive less or more pressure at anytime, please communicate with your therapist.
Will I be sore as a result of the massage?
Occasionally, some people may be sore/tender in places the next day, depending on the type of massage and degree of pressure they received. It’s important to communicate with your therapist if the pressure is uncomfortable at any time. Drinking additional fluids following your massage may reduce these symptoms. If present, these symptoms will typically subside by the following day.