Therapeutic massage involves the therapist manually manipulating the soft tissue structures of the body(muscles, ligaments, tendons) to alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, stress, and to promote health and wellness.
Massage therapy improves the functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic, muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems, and may improve the rate at which the body recovers from illness and injury.
The AMTA(American Massage Therapy Association) defines massage therapy as “a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques, and may apply adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client.”
This work is a relationship where the therapist and the client work together to help the client’s body adjust, relax and integrate change to better serve the client. We will determine how much deep tissue massage is needed based on pressure preferences.
When you arrive for your appointment we will sit comfortably and discuss your past medical history, allergies, accidents, and injuries. We will also discuss your previous experience with massage, and your likes and dislikes concerning bodywork. Then we will discuss the plan for the session.
You will then have some privacy to undress to your level of comfort and get on the table. During the session i will check in with you to insure that the level of pressure is to your liking. I also make sure that you are draped with the sheet so as to only reveal the part of the body we are working on.
At the end of the session I will give you a few moments to relax and get dressed, and then we can discuss how the massage went as you collect yourself before continuing your day.