Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues and joints of the body. It is effective in reducing pain and soreness associated with many conditions. It can be used to prevent injury or dysfunction, or rehabilitate post-injury.
During your initial visit your massage therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your health history and physical assessment. All treatments are performed within your comfort level, including areas to be uncovered and the amount of pressure used during treatment.
It is important to let your therapist know about any medical conditions you have, as well as medications you are taking. Your treatment may require modification of techniques used for these conditions to avoid unwanted side effects, or possible further damage to an area.
Most conditions require 1-2 visits per week until the complaint is resolved. Depending on your unique situation, you may find benefit from prevention/maintenance treatments every 6-8 weeks. These are generalized recommendations, therefore your therapist may make another suggestion based on your needs and desired outcome.
All session times include: health history, assessment, treatment, and home care exercises (if needed)
Some common conditions treated by massage therapy:
- tension headaches/migraines
- muscle spasms
- whiplash (motor vehicle accidents)
- soft tissue injuries
- chronic muscle tension