On your first appointment you will be asked to fill out some paperwork on your past health history and your current health conditions. Then, you will have a consultation with your Massage Therapist so they can better create a treatment plan for you. After the consultation, you will receive the full length of your desired treatment, followed by homecare instructions and, if appropriate, further treatment recommendations.
Massage Therapy Treatments & Techniques:
In our clinic we include Swedish massage, Neuromuscular & Deep Tissue therapy, Myofascial Release, Joint Mobilization, Remedial Exercise, and some hydrotherapy including the use of Thermophores, Hydrocollators, Paraffin Wax baths, and Hot/Cold Stone Therapy.
This typically focuses on a particular body part. It is useful for pain relief,
increasing joint range of motion & tissue nutrition, & decreasing scar tissue & swelling. It encourages healing of acute/chronic injuries.
This focuses on muscles/joints relevant to a particular sport. It involves different techniques while in training, during sports activity and after a sports event. This is useful for injury prevention & performance enhancement.
Stress Relief Massage
This is a soothing, slow, rhythmical treatment varying from light to deep pressure. The main purpose is to evoke a calming effect on the nervous system while also aiding circulation, digestion, & muscle tissue health.
Maintenence / Preventative
In order to maintain the results achieved from rehabilitative massage, or to help prevent any future injuries from occurring, regular “check up” treatments are recommended—this supports a healthy lifestyle.
Prenatal / Postnatal
This is useful throughout all stages to improve sleep, reduce muscular
imbalances and pain associated with postural changes, reduce headaches & leg cramps, manage
symptoms of swelling & compression syndromes, and to decease stress & anxiety.