What is a massage like & how will it feel?
There are many different types of modalities. Swedish massage is one of the most common massages, and can be very relaxing and balancing.
Depending on your specific goals and needs, other therapies such as trigger point therapy or deep tissue may be used.
A massage should never be painful when performed on healthy tissue. Working in an area where there is injury or chronic pain may at first cause some discomfort, but will decrease within a few minutes as the muscles release.
This is my first massage WHAT SHOULD I expect?
Following a brief medical interview, I will leave the room. You may disrobe to your comfort level and get under the sheet either in a supine or prone position. Your massage will begin with gentle compression to relax and calm the nervous system. Following the warm-up, I will gradually increase the pressure of the massage. I will check-in with you and adjust the pressure to make your massage as comfortable as possible.
How will I feel afterwards?
Following a massage, you may feel extremely relaxed. Some people experience freedom from aches and pains that may have bothered them for years.
Some soreness may occur a few days afterwards. Be sure to drink plenty of water, this will assist the body to release toxins.