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Frequently asked questions

  1. Q

    What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?

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    Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
  2. Q

    What do I wear during the massage?

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    Depending on the primary technique your therapist uses, you may or may not need to undress fully. For a full body massage, most people undress to their underwear. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress, and you will be covered with a towel at all times except the area being worked on.
  3. Q

    What do I do during a massage therapy treatment?

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    Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she or he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
  4. Q

    Is a massage always appropriate?

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    No, there are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That's why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms before you begin your session. The therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.
  5. Q

    How will I feel after the massage therapy treatment?

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    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. Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that encourages the release of toxins that may have been stirred up from the massage treatment.
  6. Q

    How Does A Sports Massage Work?

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    A sports massage aims to restore normal soft tissue health and function by eradicating any knots, bands of tightness, or adhesions in a tissue. These adhesions are often palpable, and can be subjectively described by the athlete as feeling “tight” or “knotted”. These adhesions can develop for many reasons – high training volume (especially training or a repetitive nature), trauma (“dead leg”, muscle tear etc), muscular imbalance, poor biomechanics, or poorly designed training programmes.
  7. Q

    Is A Sports Massage Only For Athletes?

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    Not at all we often treat clients with sports massage, even though they do not undertake any consistent exercise. These patients typically present with various aches and pains stemming from their lifestyle or postural habits – those who sit behind a desk for hours daily or those who work on low work surfaces for prolonged periods. Sports massage serves to reduce painful tightness in muscles that have become tight from lack of movement or overuse in these cases for example.
  8. Q

    Will A Sports Massage Be Painful?

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    Quite often, a certain amount of pressure is required to achieve the desired effect when administering a sports massage. If a greater amount of depth and force is requ.ired, this can sometimes prove uncomfortable for the patient. This if often dictated by the depth of the adhesion, the volume of muscle bulk being dealt with, and the general body shape and size of the patient
  9. Q

    What is Deep Tissue Massage Therapy?

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    Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).

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