Massage Benefits

Benefits of Massage Therapy
There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments.  Whether you need to have a moment of relaxation, to reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic or acute pain, a massage treatment by an RMT can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being.
Below is a list of the benefits of massage therapy:
Pain relief of musculoskeletal conditionsImproves posture by strengthening and stretching specific muscles during treatmentBalances the nervous system; relieves stress and aids in relaxationDecreases muscle tension and stiffness; daily activities are once again enjoyable when your body movements are easedPromotes faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligamentsIncreases joint range of motion and aids in fluid movement within the jointsReduces pain and swellingImproves circulation of blood and increases movement of lymph fluids; strengthens the immune system
What to expect during your first session:
In the days before your massage, drink plenty of water. Try not to eat directly before the massage. Give yourself enough time to arrive on time and relaxed. If you are rushing and arrive stressed, it will take longer to get into a relaxed state.
Try to arrive 5-10 minutes before your first appointment to fill out our health history form. Generally, a health history will ask you about: medical conditions, areas of concerns, your level of pain or discomfort, and contact information.
Our RMT's will ask you questions to better design a session that meets your needs and goals. There will be a physical assessment to asses areas of increased tone, pain, discomfort and restriction.
Our RMT's will tell you how to lay on the massage table, they will give you time to get undressed and come back when you are ready. During the massage, they will guide you through a breathing exercise to increase your relaxation and let your muscles relax so they can be better treated.