Massage is a hands-on therapy in which muscles and other soft tissues are manipulated to improve health and well-being. There are over 100 different massage and bodywork techniques. Each technique is design
ed to achieve a specific goal. Varieties of massage range from gentle kneading of muscles to deeper manual techniques. Your massage therapist will use a variety of these techniques depending on you r needs and their training. The average session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.
What is massage good for?
In general, massage is believed to support healing, boost energy, reduce recovery time after an injury, reduce pain, and enhance relaxation, mood, and well-being. It is used to treat many musculoskeletal problems such as back pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, sprains, and strains.
What can I expect during a massage?
At your first message session, your therapist will discuss your health history and your symptoms with you to get an idea of what treatments will be appropriate. The therapist leaves the room while you undress (you may choose to leave you undergarments on if it makes you feel more comfortable). You will then lie on the table under a sheet. The sheet will only be moved to expose the area of the body being worked on at the time. Your therapist will ask whether they are applying too much or too little pressure throughout the massage. You massage will usually last about one hour, but can be adjusted to suit your needs, and may include a schedule of follow-up visits depending on the severity of your situation.