Medical massage vs relaxation
I’m often asked, what’s the difference between “Medical Massage” & “Relaxation / Swedish”? I will give you my best explanation for we massage therapists all work differently. I blend in whatever modalities I need to in order to achieve the wellness goals you’re looking for.
Normally when you receive a relaxation massage, you tell your therapist briefly what your goal of the session is and where to spend a “few extra minutes.” The lights are dim, the flow is smooth, the pressure is light to medium and usually only focuses on your trouble areas briefly.
That’s more like a DAY SPA, which this is NOT!
Primarily I focus on PAIN RELIEF!
- Moderate-Severe Stress
- Stiffness/Painful Movements
- Computer Shoulder
- Text Neck
- Pre/Post Surgery
- Pain Management
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Runners Knee
- IT Band Syndrome
- Pre/Post/Event (Sports Massage)
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So what do I do?
With you presenting me with a problem I must work differently for a solution. I recommend your first session be between 60-90 mins because with our first time working together, we will be learning a lot about what lead up to where you are now and how to get you to where you want to be. We must figure out your current pain levels, discuss history and most of all do hands on work that leads to the results of relief. During the session we will figure out where your fine line on receiving pressure on a therapeutic level and what direction we will go moving forward.
Consultation: Discussion of Goals
Assessment: Measure where you are currently
Hands on Education: Addressing of Trouble area(s)
Self-care Education: Teaching of how your body functions and what you can do to change it