FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MASSAGE THERAPY
What happens on the first visit?
On the first visit you will complete a confidential health history form. This is in the confirmation email that you will receive after booking your appointment. Your Massage Therapist needs to know if you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications. The Massage Therapist will listen to your concerns, assess your individual needs and then develop a treatment plan with you.
How can massage therapy help me?
Massage therapy is a recognized health care option that positively contributes to one’s general health and wellness and also works the body’s soft tissue to help relieve pain and stiffness associated with stress, tension, injury and other conditions.
Massage therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and conditions and is widely used to help obtain relief from many specific problems, including:
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and associated conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Back pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Circulatory and Respiratory problems
- Pregnancy and labour discomfort
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
Do I have to remove all my clothing for massage therapy?
No. You can receive an effective, therapeutic massage regardless of what clothing (if any) you choose to remove. All RMTs are trained in proper draping procedures to ensure that your privacy is completely respected at all times during treatment. Your comfort and ability to relax is paramount to effective treatment.
Registered Massage Therapists will also describe the treatments to be provided to ensure that you are comfortable with them. Your consent is sought before treatment is provided. If you are uncomfortable, your RMT wants you to let them know immediately, whether that discomfort involves the treatment, draping or any pain you may experience.
Will I be sore post treatment?
It’s normal to feel some muscle soreness 24-48 hours after a massage. Massage triggers a release of lactic acid stored in tight muscles, which can create a temporary feeling of soreness. If you feel discomfort beyond this timeframe, please tell the therapist and we will adjust the pressure at your following treatment. An epsom salt bath can help reduce this post treatment soreness.