More time typically is allotted for more extensive, in depth treatments. Shorter treatments may be targeted to specific areas and all an individual may be able to handle. These options also may be to meet the restraints of time/money one has to utilize for treatments.
Will I receive pain relief after 1 massage therapy session?admin2021-02-19T17:48:40-08:00
Once a month is generally a good maintenance plan. Depending on your goals and how quickly you are able to achieve them varies from 1-2 x wk initially, gradually increasing time between sessions reducing frequency to wkly then every other week to once a month.
When should I NOT get a massage?admin2021-02-19T17:47:10-08:00
Fever, contagious diseases (cold, flu no matter how mild), under the influence of drugs/alcohol including pain medication that alter your pain receptors, recent operations or acute injuries, neuritis, skin disease.
When is a good time to get a massage?admin2021-02-19T17:46:42-08:00
This depends on the type of massage and what your goals are. If you are looking to relieve muscle soreness and tension, then later in the afternoon may be better and if you are looking for more of an energetic massage, receiving in the morning may be a better option. Pre-workout to warm up the muscles, should be light strokes not deep tissue which could cause muscle soreness and tightness. Post workout helps speed muscle recovery.
Massage itself should not hurt. It is not the intention of the therapist to cause pain. There may be some discomfort if there is already tension, stiffness or prior injury. Please communicate with your therapist your levels of pain or discomfort to be sure you are able to tolerate pressure, position, need to reduce intensity or change approach.
Will I be covered during the session?admin2021-02-25T16:48:08-08:00
To fill out new intake forms if you have not done so online and discuss any concerns you may have as well as answer any questions you may have if this is your first massage ever, the session will be explained to you, so plan to be 10 to 15 minutes early.
Do I need a doctor’s referral for massage therapy?admin2021-02-25T16:46:27-08:00