1. What is the difference between massage therapy and a "massage parlour"?
Massage Therapy is a legitimate healing science and has nothing to do with erotic massage parlour practices.
Massage Therapy is a hands on application to manipulate muscle, fascia, tendons/ ligaments, joints and is an integral part of the healing process to the musculoskeletal, nervous and circulatory system.
Massage Therapy Training in Canada is a Regulated Health Profession.
2. Will I be naked during the massage therapy?
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 Massage Therapy?
To name a few
Increased circulation, Improved digestion, Reduced fatigue and increased energy, Increased range of motion and ease of movement in joints, Deep relaxation of body and mind utilizing the body's natural tranquilizers, Improved sleeping ability, Reduced tension associated with headaches, backaches, and other body aches from stress, occupation or sports.
4. Are massage treatments painful?
Massage is a time to be taken care of and improve your level of health and well-being.
Relaxation treatments are calming and should be pain free. The pressure can vary from gentle, medium to firm depending on your comfort level. Client empowerment is important. If you prefer the pressure to be lighter of firmer during the treatment at any time, tell the therapist.
If you chose a therapeutic or sports massage it is possible that you may have discomfort during the treatment depending on the techniques used, and the aim of the treatment. Techniques are performed at your pain tolerance and have lasting benefits for pain relief, improved function, performance.
Trigger points are hyperirritable spots in the muscle band. In order to release them, trigger point therapy is used with direct sustained pressure. The sensation is generally a" feel good pain" but should not hurt to the extent that you cannot relax. It is possible that you may feel tenderness during the evening from 24 to 48 hours if so apply a cold compress for 10 minutes.
6. Who can benefit from massage therapy?
YOU- and anyone who wants to relax and improve their level of health and wellness.
Professional Massage helps to regain health, look better, feel better, and perform better.
7. How soon will I feel the benefits of a massage treatment?
Immediately. During the first treatment, you will realize how relaxed & loose you are and how tense you were.
8. How often should I receive a massage?
Each treatment brings benefits. Regular massage brings greater long-term benefits.