What Massage does: Calms the Nervous System • Relieve Stress & Headaches • Improve Sleep • Strengthen the Immune System • Aid in Removal of Toxins from the Body • Reduce Muscle Tension • Improve Circulation • Improve Posture • Increase Flexibility & improve Range of Motion • Enhance Overall Well-Being • Increase the flow of Oxygen & Nutrients to Cells & Tissue • Stimulate & release Endorphins, your Body’s Natural Painkiller.
In a massage, a caring, safe touch helps you to relax.
The relaxation response is a state in which your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down, your production of stress hormones decreases, and your muscles relax. The relaxation response also seems to increase the available level of serotonin, which is a chemical in the body that positively affects emotions and thoughts. The relaxation response may decrease the physical effects of stress and reduce the risks associated with stress.
Your massage therapist will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and your health and wellness goals.
The massage therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome.
This information will help the massage therapist structure the session to achieve your health and wellness goals.
Before your massage, you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort.
The therapist will leave the room while you undress. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing.
Lie on the massage table, underneath the provided sheet or towel, which will cover your body except for the part being massaged.
Music might be played. If you find music distracting, tell your massage therapist. The same goes for talking during your session.