It’s likely that you, along with most other people, have some questions before you come in for your first massage therapy appointment.
So let’s take a look at 7 of the most frequently asked questions about massage.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
The benefits are endless! Massage can do so much good for your body! Here are just a few of the benefits of having massage therapy: pain relief, decreased muscle tension, alleviation of muscle stiffness, increased healing speed and improved athletic performance.
How often should I get a massage?
Each person is different, so it can really depend. But generally, it is advised to get at least one massage therapy appointment a month, and many people choose to have sessions once a week or every two weeks.
Do you have to remove all of your clothing to get a massage?
No you don’t! Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to remove all your clothing during a massage. My number one goal is to make sure you are comfortable, and if it is uncomfortable for you to remove all your clothing, you don’t have to do it!
Is massage only for those with chronic pain?
Nope, it isn’t, massage can be used to fix a variety of different issues for a variety of different people. Commonly massage is used to correct chronic pain by way of speeding up the healing process, but massage can also be used to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and promote relaxation, just to name a few.
Can I speak during my massage session?
Of course, if you want to talk, that’s fine. Generally it is easier to focus on your relaxation if conversation is limited. But by all means, if something hurts or makes you uncomfortable, and/or if you’d like to have the pressure adjusted, let me know.
When I begin to notice the results?
Again, everyone is different. Sometimes people experience results after one session, and sometimes it takes a few. Everyone’s body reacts in a different way to massage and that is why no one’s results are the same.
am I going to Feel sore after my Session?
If you do, it wouldn’t be uncommon. Due to a release of lactic acid stored in your tight muscles, it is possible to feel some soreness – but a good rule of thumb is that if it lasts more than a day or so, the massage may have been too much, too fast. It’s the therapist’s job to monitor and communicate with you about your experience. If you do experience irritation at a tolerable level, it is very likely you will also notice higher levels of energy and an increased range of motion following your massage therapy appointment.
We’re looking forward to having you in for a massage today. If your question wasn’t answered here, please reach out!