Getting the most from your treatment
Your therapist is a trained and skilled professional and is dedicated to their work. Before the session, please…
- Give accurate and comprehensive health and lifestyle information.
- Discuss your expectations or any apprehensions you have about massage therapy
- Body, skin care or friction-reducing lubricant products will be used – talk about your allergies
- Provide feedback on pressure, technique, personal boundaries during your treatment if you haven’t already
- It is critical to tell your therapist if you experience any discomfort during the massage session, whether it’s physical or has something to do with the environment (such as the music is distracting, the temperature is uncomfortable, you prefer not to talk)
The therapeutic benefits of massage, bodywork and skin care are cumulative, so the more often you get them the better you will feel, and the more quickly your body will respond!
Since tense muscles often contribute to pain, it’s no wonder that massage, which works to relax the muscles, can also be effective at easing lower back pain. According to a 2001 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, patients who had 10 massages (one per week) reported better pain relief than those who had acupuncture or followed pain-relieving techniques described in books or videos.