Feel the bliss after a massage therapy appointment!
Some tips to consider:
- Avoid wearing scents.
- Try not to eat within 1 hour of your appointment.
- It is best if you are hydrated before your appointment and it is very important you drink plenty of water after your appointment.
At your first appointment, our RMTs will go over your health history, concerns and preferences and will determine the right massage for you. Your comfort and ability to relax is a top priority. Some people like to take off all their clothing, while others leave on their undergarments or other articles of clothing. If you choose to be fully clothed, please wear loose fitting clothing (like sweatpants and a t-shirt) so that your body will not be restricted during your treatment.
Your RMT will then leave the room to allow you to prepare for your treatment. Cover yourself with the linens provided and wait for your RMT to knock on the door. You will stay under the fresh linens on the heated, padded massage table throughout the treatment. RMTs are trained to ensure the sheet on the massage table always drapes you and protects your privacy. Only the body part being worked on will be uncovered.
Your RMT will ask you periodically whether the pressure is okay. You should also feel free to communicate with your therapist about pressure at any time, as well as about draping or any pain you might be feeling throughout the massage. You can expect complete quiet from your RMT or relaxing conversation if you prefer. There will be calming music played unless you don’t want it.
Your RMT will let you know when the massage is complete and will leave the room while you get dressed. After your treatment, your RMT will provide self-care advice/follow up and your recommended treatment plan. Be sure to ask questions if you have any.
Research shows massage:
- Increases circulation of blood and lymph
- Promotes deeper breathing
- Increases ease of movement
- Strengthens the immune system
- Creates a feeling of well being
- Provides deep relaxation
- Enhances athletic performance
- Facilitates healing from injuries
This is the probably most well-known form of massage. It is meant to relax the body and increase circulation by massaging the soft tissues. Massaging strokes include kneading, rubbing, vibration, and even stretching and bending of the joints. Swedish massage focuses on relaxing your muscles and joints without going very deep.
Deep Tissue Massage
This type of massage uses more pressure to reach deeper into muscles and tendons. It targets the network of connective tissues that surround, support, and inhabit muscles, bones, organs and nerves. Deep tissue massage can help relieve chronic pain.
Trigger Point Massage
Areas of muscle tightness or “knots” are the target during this treatment. It combines the techniques of Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. A trigger point is an area of the body that is causing discomfort somewhere else.
Pregnant women often feel pain in their lower back, legs or hips and may suffer from swelling. There is evidence that massage can help pregnant women with mental health, low-back pain, and labour pain. It can also reduce the risk of premature birth.
A sports massage is for athletes of all levels – from weekend warriors to elite performers. Some athletes get sports massages as a warmup before a high-intensity workout or game. These massages can help with blood flow, prevent injuries and improve recovery times.
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Muscle joint pain or stiffness, anxiety, stress, headaches, migraines, whiplash injuries, postural concerns, constipation, acid reflux, respiratory concerns, asthma, poor posture, pregnancy-related post-partum care, chronic pain syndromes, overuse injuries, tendinitis, sprains, muscle spasms or strains, numbness and/or tingling, poor circulation, low energy levels, disc herniation, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction(TMJ) problems and more.