Massage Therapy FAQs
What types of massage do you do?
- Swedish massage – Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage. Using oil or lotion the massage therapist will massage the muscles. The primary goal of a Swedish massage is relaxation.
- Deep Tissue – Deep Tissue massage is typically recommended for individuals who have a chronic ailment. The massage therapist will increase pressure in order to work deep in the muscle and tissue. The primary goal of deep tissue massage is to alleviate neuromuscular pain.
- Pregnancy – Pregnancy massages are utilized in any trimester. While the ultimate goal of a pregnancy massage is relaxation, it can also alleviate pain caused by pregnancy.
Why is massage beneficial?
Massage therapy relaxes the mind and body. In addition to relaxation, massage therapy improves circulation, relaxes tight muscles and increases lymphatic flow. It speeds up natural healing and recuperating powers of the body. Soreness and stiffness in the joints and muscles is reduced as well.
What I can expect before, during and after my massage?
Before your massage, the therapist will ask you of any new injuries and where you would like to focus your massage. During your massage you will be placed underneath a sheet. The massage therapist will only expose an area when she is working on that specific area. Typically after your massage you will feel relaxed. Depending on the type of massage received you may feel a little sore as well. Remember to drink plenty of water to help alleviate any soreness and increase relaxation.
What can I do to prepare for a massage therapy session?
Try to give yourself ample time to drive to your therapists’ location. If you need to eat you may want to have a light snack. Always try to drink plenty of good quality, clean water throughout the day.
If I am pregnant should I get a massage?
Yes. Our certified massage therapist is trained to massage pregnant patients in any trimester.
Can massage help old injuries?
Massage therapy can benefit old injuries as well as new body trauma. Neuromuscular pain, whether old or new, chronic or acute, can be alleviated with massage therapy.
How much does it cost?
If you do not have insurance, a Swedish massage is $40 for a half hour and $70 for one hour.
Does insurance cover massage?
It depends on the insurance company and the type of coverage you have. Upon your initial visit our office manager will verify your insurance benefits and inform you of your coverage.