1. What is your specialty?
As a Canadian Licensed Massage Therapist, i specialize in Trigger point therapy, Neck, back shoulder pain conditions, Stress
/occupational related conditions, Pregnancy Massage, Chronic back pain, Sciatiica, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Sports massage for runners, cyclists, triathletes
Training in Canada is a specialized clinical program emphasizing thorough knowledge of muscular conditions, sports injuries, anatomy, pathology, muscular & nervous system.
Massage Therapy Training in Canada is a Regulated Health Profession.
2. What do i wear during the session?
You may undress to your comfort level while leaving your underwear on. I will leave the room while you undress. During the massage you will be covered with a sheet at all times except for the area that I will be working on.
3. What kind of benefits can I receive from your services.?
To name a few
Look better & feel better
Reduced stress, Improved circulation, Reduced pain, Reduced fatigue and increased energy, Increased range of motion and ease of
movement, Deep relaxation of body and reduced tension associated with headaches, backaches, and other body aches from stress, muscular conditions, occupation or sports related isues. Reduced
swelling & back pain/sciatica from regular pregnancy massage sessions.
4, What are the side effects of a therapeutic/deep tissue/sports massage?
My focus is to treat muscles that are tense, stiff, have painful knots (trigger points) and to find the source of the pain.. Therefore my
treatments are at a comfortable, tolerant pressure to give an effective, professional massage that will reduce pain, tension, increase mobility, flexibility, and that will make you feel better.
It is highly recommended to drink lots of water after a massage to flush out waste products released from muscles & trigger points. If you don't drink enough water after the session it is
possible to tense up again & get a headache. Although trigger point therapy is an effective treatment, it may cause irritation to the tissue as a natural process from 24 - 48 hours. A cold
compress is recommended for 10 minutes every hour if sore. When releasing chronically tight muscles, soreness may occur temporarily for a day that is similar to an intense
5,Is your specialty beneficial while seeing a chiropractor or physiotherapist?
Yes! Massage therapy compliments other forms of therapy. I work with soft tissue which helps to reduce muscular pain and to breakdown muscular tension and stiffness. This is beneficial while seeing a physiotherapist or can help before seeing a chiropractor for an adjustment.
Is Pregnancy Massage safe?
Yes! I specialize in pregnancy massage in a comfortable sidelined position to target a wide variety of areas.
A massage is performed only after her first trimester.
Regular massage is helpful for deep relaxation & to reduce common pregnancy complaints.
How often should i get a massage?
Depending on muscular condition, level of pain or stress, a visit can be weekly, every 2 weeks or monthly. After the session a treatment plan can be discussed according to your need..For chronic pain a suggested short term of frequent visits is recommended at once a week for 3 weeks.. Each treatment brings benefits. Regular massage brings greater long-term benefits.
Should i be talking or chit chatting during the massage like i do in a hair salon?
A massage therapy session is the perfect time to let go of thoughts and either fall asleep if possible, or get into a zen state of mind. Talking can be distracting and will take you out of the receiving mode to unwind and refresh your mind and body. If it is difficult to stay quiet, i always encourage the client to focus on their breath which will help to de-stress.
9. Are the treatments covered under the Dutch Insurance?
Although being a registered massage therapist from Canada, unfortunately the Dutch insurance system will not recognize foreign massage therapist
professionals as an option to qualify.