WHAT IS INVOLVED IN MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage Therapy involves the management of soft tissues to relieve tension and adhesions, increase circulation and improve flexibility and mobility. This is achieved using hands-on techniques involving deep tissue, a lighter relaxation massage, or a combination of massage techniques.
There are different types of massages including:
- Pregnancy and Post partum (a body positioning cushion can be used so it permits laying face down)*
- Infant massage
- Sports pre-event (light and quick)
- Deep tissue
- Trigger point and fascial work
RMTs are required to conduct an assessment to identify any contraindications to receiving a massage prior to initiating treatment.
WHAT DURATION DO I NEED?
Generally, a 30 minute session is recommended to address very targeted areas that bothers you the most such as the entire back, neck and shoulders, or the low back and legs.
If you prefer a full body massage, then 45 minutes will cover the entire body but little time is spent in each region of your body.
A 60 minute massage will better manage areas that are the most bothersome, plus distribute the time well between the rest of the body.
If more than one member of your family is being treated, please allow a 15 minutes transitional time to change into and out of clothes, and changing of the linens.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION?
I will bring with me a 28 inch massage table, linens, music, heat pad and massage gel for each session.
Before a treatment session, you can decide if you would like to disrobe or stay clothed and communicate it to the therapist. If you do not wish to disrobe, massage gel will not be used and instead techniques will be applied over you clothes. If you are comfortable disrobing, only areas being worked on at the time will be exposed.
The therapist will also ask if you would like certain sensitive areas to be worked on such as the buttock muscles, etc., and you can communicate this to the therapist depending on your comfort level.
*Pregnancy and Post-Partum Body Positioning Cushion