Therapeutic Massage Services in Evergreen and Conifer, CO
What exactly is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body. Its intent is to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. With more than 250 variations of massage therapy, there are many different techniques practitioners can utilize. The application of these techniques may include, but is not limited to, stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement, such as stretching and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body. The use of oils and lotions may also be included to reduce friction on the skin.
What can I expect from my massage?
Your massage will take place in one of our warm, quiet rooms. You will lie on a comfortable, draped table while soft music plays to help you relax. Most massage techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed and draped with a sheet and blanket to cover you; however, we always recommend that you undress to your level of comfort. The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet and blanket. During your entire session, you will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
You and your massage therapist will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
If you’ve never had a massage, you may be wondering, “What will it feel like?” Well, it really depends on the techniques used. A Swedish massage, which is often a foundation for most massage sessions, may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax any superficial muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. Often, lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage is most effective when your are able to relax your muscles.
After a massage, most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity. Some people may experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.
Are There Any Medical Conditions That Would Make Massage Inadvisable?
Yes. That’s why it is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Your practitioner may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.
Please note: Massage therapy specifically excludes diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.
Deep Tissue Massage
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