Therapeutic massage is often relaxing, but the end goal of the session or a series of sessions is not relaxation but the therapeutic benefits that you receive.
In some cases, a health professional may have recommended for you to get a therapeutic massage as part of their larger treatment plan. For example, someone going to a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist for an injury, might recommend a regular therapeutic massage to loosen muscles, improve muscle tone, and increase their flexibility.
Massage is also used as a supplement to knee and hip replacements and is also suitable for people with disabilities, expecting mothers, and people in treatment for medical conditions, especially arthritis and back pain.
Conditions that Benefit from a Therapeutic Massage?
My Therapeutic Massage techniques are derived from a variety of massage styles, and the necessary technique will be used to suit your personalized needs. By using a combination of techniques to relax your whole body, but at the same time, work through some of the muscle issues or “tight spots” you may be experiencing.
This will also improves your circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products or reduce swelling.
These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, leading to decreased joint and nerve compression, increased joint and muscle range of motion, changing the memory of the cells within muscles from stressed to relax.
Massage induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure; plus boosts your immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.
How long is a treatment?
If you have never had a therapeutic massage before or it has been quite some time since your last massage, then your initial treatment with me is ideally 60 mins of massage, allowing another 15-30mins for me to collect your health history and perhaps personalize a health plan to meet your needs.
If you are a more regular massage recipient, perhaps only 45 min massage is required, I will guide you to what suits you to bring body back in balance.