Massage is recommended for relaxation, reduce stress levels in the body, and reduce muscles tension that can cause chronic pain. Therapeutic massage is a manual kneading and touch to the soft tissues in the body. Massage can assist and facilitate in our body's natural movement and healing.
Massage can be a powerful addition to your healthy aging toolbox.
Research has shown that massage can be beneficial for:
Chronic pain issues
Insomnia related to stress
Therapeutic massage should be used in conjunction with medical care.
What to expect:
When you arrive for your appointment, you will complete a questionnaire of medical history and personal goals for your massage. The massage can last anywhere from 30-90 minutes.
During the massage: You will lie on a massage table, covered by a sheet. Make sure you are comfortable and let me know if you are not. Remember, you are in charge, and can ask for changes or stop the session at any time. Draping You will undress to your comfort level. The sheet will be draped to cover all personal and private ares. Only the area I am working on will be exposed.
How to get the most from your massage
Be as open to the process as you can.
Relax and try let your thoughts go. One way to do this is to focus on how the touch or technique feels.
Remember to breathe, as this helps you relax. Sometimes people hold their breath when a sensitive area is massaged, but it is best to breathe through it.
In the same way, tightening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. If you can't seem to relax your muscles, let your massage therapist know. They may need to adjust the massage technique.