Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of the soft tissue by a massage therapist. Techniques employed can be passive movement and articulation of joints, application of pressure in smooth gliding strokes and or direct finger pressure, with the intent of releasing muscle tension, soreness or tightness. Massage therapy is also helpful in reducing stress and calming nerves. There are a … Read More
What are the benefits of massage?
Massage therapy can play a very large part in injury recovery, managing stress and easing everyday aches and pains. Massage has been proven to: Ease muscle pain and spasm Increase circulation, blood and lymphatic flow Increase delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscles Enhance skin condition Release endorphins Speed healing of soft-tissue injuries Speed recovery between athletic performances
What happens during a Massage?
I will discuss with you your medical history, your experience with massage, as well as what your goals in the first session. Once I have a firm idea of your needs, I will leave the room and allow you to disrobe to your level of comfort. There should be a drape of some sort on the massage table, typically a … Read More
How are Massage Therapy and Chiropractic different?
Massage therapists work on the soft tissues – muscles, tendons, and lymphatic systems. Chiropractors are doctors who treat the skeletal and nervous systems. Although different, chiropractic and massage are very complimentary.
How often should I get a massage?
This is a question I hear all the time. In short there is no hard and fast rule. Because there are many factors involved, it is a good idea to discuss this with me. The most important thing is that you get on a regular schedule, because many times I will find muscle tension you weren’t even aware of. By … Read More
Why do they say to drink water after a massage?
Lactic acid is a byproduct of your body’s use of oxygen and nutrients. During a massage, the lactic acid I push from your muscle into your blood stream. In severe cases it can cause temporary, abdominal cramping, head-ache and nausea. Water helps flush your system of anything released during a massage.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t have a massage?
Absolutely. Speak with your doctor if you have any medical condition or are on prescription medication. If you have problems with your skin, heart, liver, or circulatory system, be sure you have your doctor’s permission before getting a massage.
What qualifications are required to be a massage therapist?
Requirements vary from state to state. Currently 29 states have certification or licensing requirements Florida, Nebraska, New York, Oregon and Washington have strict licensing requirements. Some states leave the regulation process to county or city offices. Most commonly massage schools offer programs of 500 to 1000 hours, depending on state requirements. Students learn anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology, evaluation and … Read More
How much does a massage cost?
Massage can range from $45 to $90 per hour, depending on your location and the style of massage you choose. It runs more for me to come to you than for you to come to me.
I am pregnant, should I get a massage?
First, talk to your doctor or midwife. Be sure I have a detailed understanding of any problems you have experienced during your pregnancy.
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