At The Wellness Center
Massage Energy is a client oriented practice where we aim to make your health and wellness our top priority. Therapists here help clients alleviate stress and its negative effects on the body. We pride ourselves in offering individualized sessions focusing on each client’s needs.
We offer a wide range of services from 30 minute to 90 minute full body massages including Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofacial release, sports massage and pre-natal massage.
What to expect from your massage
- The massage therapist will ask preliminary questions to determine your overall health and your desired results from massage therapy.
- He or she will assess your needs and explore your motivation in getting massage, including your health and wellness goals.
- The massage therapist will consider information about your physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress levels, medications and any areas of physical pain that could affect your massage therapy outcome.
- The information will help the massage therapist structure the session to achieve your health and wellness goals.
- Before your massage, you’ll be asked to remove clothing to your level of comfort.
- The therapist will leave the room while you undress and remove any jewelry or other articles that might interfere with the massage. Take off only as much as you are comfortable removing.
- Lie on the massage table, underneath the provided sheet and blanket, which will cover your body except for the part being massaged.
- Music will be played during your massage session. If you find music distracting, let your massage therapist know your preferences. The same goes for talking during your session.
- Your massage therapist will check in about pressure and comfort throughout your session. If you're uncomfortable at any time, let your massage therapist know.
- The massage table is padded, and may have extra attachments or cushions, such as a face cradle, which allows you to lie face down without turning your head or neck.
- The massage therapist may use oil or lotion, which reduces drag on the skin while performing the massage strokes. If you're allergic to oils or lotions, tell your massage therapist before your massage begins.
- Depending on your needs, the massage therapist will massage either the full body (except for private areas) or only specific areas that need attention, such as especially tight muscles.
- Remember to breathe normally.
- After your massage, the massage therapist will allow you to slowly get up and get dressed in privacy. Your massage therapist will offer you water after you’re dressed.
- Tips are appreciated to recognize outstanding service.
- The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so talk with your massage therapist about a recommended treatment plan to meet your health and wellness goals.
Swedish Massage is the most common type of massage at the spa. Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions.
Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work. It can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing, depending on your needs.
When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.
Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist uses massage oil and often uses direct deep pressure. Muscles must be relaxed in order for the therapist to reach the deeper musculature.
At certain points during the massage, most people find there is some temporary discomfort and pain.
It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.