Common questions asked

 

 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.

 

  Are you covered under the Dutch Insurance?

 Unfortunately, massage therapy training outside of the Netherlands is not recognized and approved for Dutch Insurance eligibility.

 

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.

 

 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.

 

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 workout.

 

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? 

Time and budget is a personal health investment according to each individual's needs.

Depending on muscular condition, level of pain or stress, a visit can be weekly for chronic pain as a short term investment with a treatment plan, every two or three weeks for neck,back, shoulder maintenance, stress reduction, sports training recovery/maintenance/injury preventative or as a monthly feel good health regime for restorative wellness. After the session a treatment plan can be discussed according to your need. Regular sessions are highly recommended for pregnancy, post-partum recovery, chronic pain, neck, back, shoulder complaints, burnout recovery, stress reduction, sports maintenance/training. Aim of treatment may include to reduce pain, reduce muscular tension, improve mobility, improve posture, re-align muscular imbalances. Regular sessions are also benefical as a preventative measure from injury and as a maintenance regime. 

 

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 stat, e 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.