What can massage therapy do for me?
Massage therapy is widely used to help obtain relief from many problems:
- Back pain
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Headaches and migraines
- Inflammatory conditions (arthritis, tendonitis)
- Pregnancy backache
- Repetitive strain injury
- Spasms, strains and sprains
What should I do before my massage?
Like swimming, it is best to eat very little for at least 60 minutes before your massage treatment. To ensure that you are relaxed, arrive on time.
What can I expect during my first massage appointment?
Everyone completes a confidential health history; it is important to inform your Registered Massage Therapist of any medical condition or medications. All information provided is confidential. Your therapist listens to your concerns and assesses your individual needs. Your therapist discusses your treatment with you and obtains your consent.
Must I undress for my massage?
You receive important treatment whether you remove any, some, or all of your clothing. Your therapist leaves the room while you hang your clothes in the closet and make yourself comfortable under the sheet and blanket on the massage table. During treatment, your therapist observes proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times.
After your treatment, your therapist leaves the room while you dress.
You play an important part in your therapy. Feedback lets your therapist know if you are uncomfortable with the room temperature, music, treatment, draping or anything else.
What should I do after my massage?
- Drink plenty of water.
- Soak in a warm, natural sea salt bath to calm muscles, draw out toxins, and replenish essential minerals. This will enhance the benefits of your massage and help ease any stiffness you might feel the next day.
- Sea salt baths are also recommended after workouts.