What to expect: 

Before to the session can begin, a quick intake form is filled out for medical safety, followed by a short conversation about your health. 

After the therapist leaves the treatment room, you are free to dress down to your level of comfortable and familiarize yourself on a plush, heated massage table. Your therapist will knock prior to entering the treatment room, make sure you are comfortable and check in occasionally during the massage.

When the session is over, the therapist will warmly greet you with a glass of water to mark your refreshment.  

Benefits of regular massage:

Receiving massage therapy on a regular basis has been shown to help with:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries

*However, massage isn't for everyone...

Consult your physician if you have any heart complications (such as low blood pressure or a history of strokes/arrhythmias) and are considering massage therapy as a part of your wellness plan.

 

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Sources:

  • http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/massage/art-20045743

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