Reduce Pain * Promote Recovery * Improve Posture * Relieve Stress
Therapeutic Massage Therapy is a style of massage therapy which focuses on getting results vs. just relaxing. Using this term indicates that the purpose of the massage is to achieve a structural change or therapeutic benefit in the body. It is style of treatment where massage therapists mobilize your soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia, etc) to restore normal functional use. You should expect to feel great long after your therapeutic massage session ends, instead of just relaxing for an hour.
Expect your therapist to ask you questions about your pain pattern before the session, throughout the treatment and after your appointment. Where does it hurt? When did your tightness or pain start? What else have you tried? How’s my pressure?
Your massage therapist should have you rate your discomfort on a 1-10 scale before and after your session, so you can track progress and make sure you’re getting results. During the treatment, expect to be asked questions which inquire about pressure. Rating discomfort during your treatment is important so we don’t inflict harm. Therapeutic work is usually rated 6-8/10 while work rated 1-3/10 is likely used to warm up tissue or simply to help you relax. Expect your massage therapist to outline a treatment plan and talk to you about your posture and a home-care routine.
We’re here to help. We’ll customize your massage treatment plan, review your routines, educate you on your imbalances and empower you to take care of yourself with stretches & strengthening routines.