All about massage

Who should get one?

Anyone and everyone. Massage is a great experience. It helps ease discomforts whether that be mental or physical. The time is focused on the clients healing. A quiet and peaceful setting allows for the mind to relax-the body will follow. 

What is massage? 

A body treatment for pain and stress. A therapist uses their hands, forearms, elbows or tools to manipulate soft tissue.

Why get a massage?

According to the American Massage Therapy Association the top 25 reasons for a massage include:

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

  1. Relieve stress
  2. Relieve postoperative pain
  3. Reduce anxiety
  4. Manage low-back pain
  5. Help fibromyalgia pain
  6. Reduce muscle tension
  7. Enhance exercise performance
  8. Relieve tension headaches
  9. Sleep better
  10. Ease symptoms of depression
  11. Improve cardiovascular health
  12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
  13. Decrease stress in cancer patients
  14. Improve balance in older adults
  15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
  16. Temper effects of dementia
  17. Promote relaxation
  18. Lower blood pressure
  19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  20. Help chronic neck pain
  21. Lower joint replacement pain
  22. Increase range of motion
  23. Decrease migraine frequency
  24. Improve quality of life in hospice care
  25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

Massage Etiquette. 

The client's comfort is always the top priority. Therapists ask health questions to asses treatment plan, then they will leave the room for privacy. Massage is more effective on bare skin. Client will be draped accordingly and appropriately.