Did you know that stress is the number one factor relating to constant muscular tension? Stress can be in the form of either emotional, mental or physical stress such as repetitive strain. This tension or tightness decreases the flow of energy. Energy may be in the form of blood and oxygen, nerves, and lymph supply. Reducing this flow leads to a reduction in flexibility and range of motion of the joint, therefore increasing the likelihood of strain and injury and the build up of toxins in the body. Massage Therapy is a safe and effective method that aids in reducing symptoms of physical or emotional stress, without causing the client discomfort or pain.
Massage Therapy is a therapeutic integral healing relationship in which the Massage Therapist assists the client in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the well-being of the client. It is a holistic approach that affects all systems of the body such as digestive, elimination, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, endocrine and nervous system.
Massage is widely used to help the client obtain relief from many specific problems, including the following:
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.
Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.
Possible Side Effects of Massage
Some side effects that may be experienced during or after a Massage Therapy treatment include:
What Does Massage Consist Of?
In a treatment, individual treatment plans are designed according to the clients’ ailments. This procedure involves both the client and the Massage Therapist. During your first visit to the clinic, you will be asked to complete a medical case history form. This information, as well as any conversation within the clinic will remain confidential. Be assured that your treatment records will be kept confidential, and will remain secure from loss, tampering, interference or unauthorized use of access.
After reviewing your health history a treatment plan will be developed based on your specific needs. Only after you have given your informed consent will your treatment begin. Consent involves setting realistic goals for treatments, discussing possible responses to Massage treatments, and being informed of alternative care options.
An initial consultation will follow the review of your health history. Orthopedic tests are used to determine if it is a muscle or joint issue, including muscle length or strength testing. Blood pressure monitoring will be followed up with massage treatment to the area of concern. To conclude the initial consultation, home care suggestions, such as stretching or strengthening of muscle groups are given to keep you in top form in between each massage treatment and to reduce the likelihood of the onset of muscle soreness, post treatment.
A general full-body relaxation Massage Therapy treatment received in my clinic will consist of:
Abdominal Massage can be included into your treatment plan if indicated for gastrointestinal disorder or in your second or third trimester of your Pregnancy. Breast Massage Treatment can be beneficial to those who have congested lymph nodes causing swelling and discomfort, or post surgery from lumpectomy or mastectomy. For your peace of mind, only if these symptoms and concerns are presenting, will it become part of your treatment plan.
Hydrotherapy, in the form of hot or cold, may be used during your treatment. Ice massage treatment is used for reducing inflammation, and heat is used to relax and release muscle tension.
Once again, individual treatment plans are designed according to your ailments. Through mutual discussion, I can help you establish a Massage Therapy Treatment Plan that fits your physical needs and lifestyle.
Locating a Massage Therapist
A large number of people will offer “massage”; however, when dealing with your body and your health, you need to be sure to find the professional.
To be sure that you are working with a highly trained, well educated professional with the most current information about their practice and who strives for excellence, look for this symbol.