Does Massage Therapy Hurt?

As with many treatments affecting the soft tissue, there are times when massage therapy can cause some light discomfort, however it is not harmful. Discomfort usually diminishes and no technique is used without the therapist first discussing it with you and obtaining your permission. A comfort scale will be established and the therapist will work to your tolerance level. You can stop or change the treatment at any time and the therapist will modify their pressure to meet your needs. At anytime during your massage you can ask for the therapist to go lighter, or deeper, whatever feels best for you.

 

How Long Is A Massage Therapy Treatment?

The length of a treatment varies depending on your specific reason for coming. Upon arrival to the clinic, you will be asked to fill out a confidential case history form (Or Click Here To Print and Fill It Out At Home) It is recommended that the initial treatment is for one hour ensuring abundant time for treatment after the initial assessment is complete. Subsequent treatments can be booked in 30, 60 or 90 minute allotments.

 

Will I Have To Come Back More Than Once?

This varies with each individual. Together with your therapist, a treatment plan is designed to custom fit your physical needs and lifestyle. Participating in your preventative home care exercises will help speed up your recovery time. Continuing with treatments will maintain and improve the flexibility, strength and balance needed to prevent further injury, tension or spinal subluxations.

 

Who’s In Charge During The Massage?

You are!! The Therapist will describe the treatments to be provided to ensure that you are comfortable with them. You must provide consent before the treatment will begin. If you are uncomfortable, your RMT wants you to let them know immediately, whether that discomfort involves the treatment, draping or any pain you may experience.

 

Do I Have To Remove All My Clothing For Massage Therapy?

No. Your comfort as a client is the most important to your Therapist, whether that is in the context of the clothing you wear or the treatment you receive. Massage Therapists can provide important treatment whether you choose to remove any, some, or all of your clothing. All RMT’s are trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during treatment.

 

How Do I Get A Massage When I Am Pregnant?

During the massage pillows and cushions will comfortably support you, and may even find yourself lying face-down for the first time in a while. In later pregnancy you can get a complete massage comfortably supported in a side-lying position. . Ask for a lighter blanket or less heat in the room if you are too hot. If your sense of smell is sensitive, ask for unscented lotion or oil. Feel free to interrupt your massage if you need to use the restroom.

 

Please tell your massage therapist if you feel uncomfortable at any time during the treatment. Please be conservative, see how you feel after the massage and listen to your body!

 

Can I Receive Chiropractic Care And Massage Therapy Together?

Yes! There are many ways in which you can benefit by adding massage therapy to your chiropractic care program. When soft tissue is massaged it is relaxed, thus your chiropractic treatment often proceeds more easily. Used in combination chiropractic and massage therapy form a healing approach that will address your dysfunction and imbalances on many levels. Used in combination, they can help you maintain your optimum health and enjoy your life to the fullest!

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