Massage Q & A
Listed below are the most commonly asked questions
about Massage Therapy, and the answers to the questions.
Am I going to feel tired after my massage?
A. No one can tell you honestly how you're going
to feel after receiving massage, because every person is
an individual and will feel something different than the
next person. Some people say they feel more relaxed and tired,
however, some feel the complete opposite; rejuvinated and
Q. What should I expect after my massage?
A. Depending on your specific treatment, some muscle
soreness may be expected. As well as a sense of well-being
and a deep level of muscular relaxation.
Q. Why is water such an important part of massage
A. Water before and after your massage is extremely
important. Massage of muscle tissue releases toxins and
waste into the body. Drinking water, aids the body in flushing
the toxins out and allows nutrients in.
Q. Should I exercise before or after my massage?
A. I personally suggest massage after exercise to
promote healing, and increase circulation, and optimally
decrease pain. However, some of my clients prefer to run/lift
weights after a massage because of the increased flexibility
and range of motion. Again, everyone is different and you
have to see what works for you.
Q. What is the proper attire for my massage?
A. When receiving Swedish or Therapuitic massage
modalities, your massage will be most beneficial to you
completely unclothed. However, you may keep a small amount
of clothing on for your comfort. Your body will be completely
covered by the sheet at all times, and the area being massaged
will be the only area undraped. In the situation of chair
massage and event massage, all clothing remains on.
Q. How is massage going to make me feel better
A. Massage leads to increased endorphin levels. This
is one of the greatest benefits of massage. Endorphins are
the chemicals that run through the body that make you feel
good. Increasing endorphin levels has been correlated with
a speedier recovery, reduced pain, manages chronic pain,
and helps reduce anxiety.
Q. How often should I get a massage?
A. Depending on what your personal health goals are,
and stress levels are at, some people need weekly visits
to start and then monthly to maintain wellness. Others do
well with appointments every two weeks. And of course, the
standing weekly appointment. You have to see what works
for your body.
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