On Your First Visit your massage therapist will collect the information you provide from your health history and your doctor's recommendations, to your current symptoms at each session to tailor a plan for your specific needs. Your massage therapist will then identify any problem areas and check for restricted or painful movement, tenderness and perform a posture analysis.
Your Massage Therapist will then design a plan that will focus on your problem areas along with other areas that may be related. The frequency, duration, and number of massage sessions will depend on the problem, its severity, how long you have had it as well as your general health.
Massage Therapists have extensive training that includes a wide variety of massage techniques, anatomy and physiology and the knowledge of when and when not to massage.
Sports Massage Therapists are trained to recognize and work with the unique demands that different sports place on the body. This helps to maintain your body in top condition, prevent injuries, cure and restore mobility to injured muscle tissue, boost performance and shorten recovery time.
Medical Massage Therapy also includes muscle energy techniques "MET'S" and myofascial release. "Myo" refers to the muscle and "fascia" the elastic web of connective tissue that spreads throughout the body and ties it together. Muscles and fascia work together to support your body and facilitate movement.
Myofascial Release is a hands on technique involving the application of stretches and pressure to the fascia and muscles. It relieves tension and pain by releasing and lengthening the fascia, which allows muscles to return to their correct position.