What are the benefits of massage?
Massage increases the circulation of the blood and lymph systems, thus carrying off harmful metabolic waste by-products that may accumulate in the cells of the muscle tissue due to overwork or from tension and fatigue. Increased nutrition and oxygen from the blood assist healing processes and heighten the body's overall vitality.
Some additional benefits include:
- alleviating pain in sore muscles
- releasing tensions in the body brought about by psychological stress
- lowering of blood pressure
- stimulation of nerve supply to virtually every cell and organ in the body
What will my massage session be like?
The session will take place in a room specially designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment. It will begin with a brief consultation with your therapist to gather health and general information.
The therapist will leave the room for a few minutes to allow you to undress and make yourself comfortable on the table specifically designed for massages.
Communication is vital to effective massage therapy. During your session, you should feel free to ask questions and offer feedback. After the massage, your therapist will leave the room, allowing redress.
The most common effect felt after massage is relaxation. Followed by a feeling of rejuvenation.
After a Soaring Spirit (deep-tissue) massage, you may notice localized soreness. This is normal. You may also experience some temporary flu-like symptoms or headache cased by the body's release of toxins from the muscles. It is essential to drink large quantities of water for the 24 hours following your massage to flush these toxins from your system.
Do I have to undress completely?
For a full body massage, most people undress completely. This allows the therapist to work without having the massage strokes shortened by waistbands or bra straps. However, it is your massage, so undress only to your comfort level. For your warmth and comfort, you will be draped at all times. Only the area being worked on will be uncovered.
Is massage always appropriate?
Massage is inadvisable for some conditions. It is important for you to inform your massage therapist of any medical conditions, injuries or allergies you may have. In some cases, your massage therapist may ask to contact your physician to ensure that massage therapy is suitable.