What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is the practice of working on the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve the physical and psychological health of the client. A massage therapist acts on the body using pressure, tension, motion or vibration. Massage treatment can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearms and even feet!
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Scientific research confirms that regular massage may help reduce anxiety, improves mood and quality of life, lowers levels of stress hormones, enhances immune function, improves blood circulation and may help to manage chronic pain and tension.
Can massage therapy benefit disorders such as arthritis & cystic fibrosis?
It’s been found massage therapy has a positive effect on a huge range of disorders, including arthritis, asthma, ADD, autism, bulimia, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, cystic fibrosis, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, headache, hypertension, job stress, back pain, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, pre-menstrual syndrome, insomnia & even cigarette cravings.
What do I wear during the massage?
Depending on the primary technique being used, you may or may not need to undress. If required, you may need to undress to your underwear. You will be given privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times except the area being worked on.
How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
I am pregnant. Can you massage pregnant women?
Yes, pregnant women can receive massage provided they are not experiencing any complications or have had any issues with previous pregnancies. Pregnant women can receive massages up to due date and beyond.