When you first enter our facility, you will be asked to fill out a health questionnaire. This helps us better understand your reasons for pursuing a massage. It can also let us know about your sensitive or injured areas.
When you enter the massage room, undress to your level of comfort. This must be emphasized, because we want you to be comfortable. Otherwise you cannot relax properly. The massage therapist will then turn the lights low, play soothing music and begin to work on a routine that has been customized according to your discussion of sore points and injured areas. A massage therapist will typically work the entire body over one session.
Swedish massage uses long, flowing strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (tapping), friction and vibration/shaking. A good massage will combine all five basic strokes, according to area of the body and the muscles being worked. Swedish massage has been shown to reduce pain, improve osteoarthritis and relieve joint stiffness.
After your massage, drink plenty of water, as toxins are being flushed from deep in the muscles. Avoid unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as excessive drinking or smoking. Our best recommendation is for you to just go home and take it easy so that you can enjoy your improved outlook and physical well-being.