She strongly believes that massage is not just a luxury, but should be classified as a necessity of life, something that fine tunes your body and keeps it going at optimum functionality.Lisa also holds a BA degree in Communication/Marketing from Central CT State University and has a professional background in client services and project management.Not only does massage decrease muscle pain and tension; but it also creates a balance to the mind/body/spirit; which is the key to “whole health and wellness”.
What should I expect during my first massage therapy visit?
For new clients’ it is best to arrive 5 minutes early to fill out a client history form and other paperwork.
Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water following your massage.
Massage therapists sometimes recommend a hot Epsom salt bath that encourages the release of toxins that may have been stirred up from the massage treatment.10. Yes, if that is what will make you feel comfortable.
If you are getting a massage for relaxation you probably will not want to talk anyway.
For deep tissue work the therapist will need to check in with you to check on pressure, and to remind you to breathe, and to relax,11. You may be sore or ache for 24-36 hours after a deep tissue massage. Things get stirred up and the feeling is a healing response.
The clients will be kept informed of the area to be massaged.4. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. Most massage therapists use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions.
Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions or mention if you feel any discomfort so that the massage therapist can use another approach or technique. However, if you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion please bring it to the massage therapists’ attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions on hand. Is a massage always appropriate for certain medical conditions?
The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage.
It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking.
I had gone to her for a regular massage, and she did give a very good massage, but it was the last 15 minutes that made it extra special. that this is a talent that I can put into good use, I offered it to a few.