What Does Massage therapy treat and;
What kind of conditions and injuries does Massage therapy treat?
Massage therapy melts away stress and tension, relieving associated headaches and muscular aches and pains.
By encouraging the body’s own healing processes to act, massage therapy reduces injury healing time. Massage therapy also aids in the healing process from injury or over-use, and is an excellent form of preventive health care.
What can I expect when I go for Massage therapy?
On your first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. Your Massage therapist will assess and create a treatment plan for you. At this time it is important to inform your therapist if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications.
After the appointment, is there anything I need to have on hand or anything specific I should do?
You could plan for 30 minutes of quiet time right after your Massage therapy treatment.
An Epsom salt bath is recommended to soothe and to calm muscles, and enhance the benefits of the massage. It will help alleviate stiffness you may feel the next day. Epsom salt contains magnesium that soothes the muscles and nerves by drawing the lactic acids (metabolic wastes) out of your body during a hot bath.
This bath can enhance the benefits of your massage experience and it is also recommended for use after hard exercise workouts for the same reason. Make sure to drink clean water to keep your tissues hydrated.
Are there any ailments or conditions Massage therapy is not a recommended treatment?
Yes, circumstances that require your Doctors consultation, such as: acute inflammation, broken bones, recent surgery, inflammation of the skin, varicose veins over sites with deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, open wound or sore, local irritable skin conditions, undiagnosed lump, malignancy/ over sites of active cancer, skin infection, acute flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis, recent burns etc.
Always seek advice from your GP before starting any treatment.
Is one massage therapy treatment enough?
Yes, if you just want to experience massage therapy to relax.
However, this depends on why you came to the clinic. To have a longer term therapeutic affect one treatment may not be enough. Your Massage therapist can discuss this with you.
A minimum of 24 hours notice of a cancellation is required. You will be responsible for partial or the full treatment fee for late cancellations.