What is Therapeutic Massage?The benefits of healing the body, mind, and spirit through touch are traditional to nearly every culture. Each soothing, therapeutic movement will melt away stress & tension, leaving you refreshed and relaxed. Therapeutic massage is an excellent solution to relaxation in today's world of stress. Treat yourself to a special, relaxing massage to help relieve tension or to supplement your regular exercise program. Massage therapy is the scientific art and system of assessment using manual applications to promote health and well-being. If you've ever thought of experiencing massage therapy, but didn't know what to expect, call for a free phone consultation. You will be given valuable information about the positive effects that massage therapy can provide prior to your visit.
What to Expect from your LMT?On your first appointment, you can expect your LMT to review your medical history, current physical condition, lifestyle, and stress level.
An explanation of the massage will be given and draping will be provided for modesty. Under garment is left on and the therapist only undrapes the area being massaged, insuring that modesty is respected at all times.
What Benefits Can I Expect From Working With a LMT?
The Benefits of Massage & Thai Therapy are many.
- Promote Stress & Pain Relief
- Enhance Athletic Performance
- Aid Post Exercise Recovery
- Better Resistance to Injury
- Improve Posture
- Strengthen Immune System
- Toning of Internal Organs
- Release Blocked Energy
- Assist with Removal of Metabolic Waste
- Improve Muscle Flexibility & Range of Motion
- Relieve Tension Related Headaches
- Release of Lactic Acid & other Accumulated Toxins
- Decrease Back Pain
- Improve Circulation & Promote Deep Relaxation
- Alleviate Tension, Muscular Aches and Pains
- Energize & Invigorate Your Mind, Body, and Spirit
How Does Massage Therapy Work?
Massage therapy works to balance the body by addressing the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue. Therapeutic massage techniques may include the use of friction, percussion, vibration, kneading, stretching, compression, and de-compression, as well as passive and active joint movement and energy.
How Does Thai Massage Therapy Work?
Some people call Traditional Thai Massage "Lazy man's yoga", because the therapist is skilled at supporting the client in stretches that contain yoga poses. In many cases, the client can experience the benefit of poses that would be difficult to achieve unassisted, because it can take years to develop the requisite strength, balance and flexibility to achieve the poses in a solo practice. Thai massage techniques consist of pressure along the energy lines of the body, gentle soothing movement, yogic stretching, rhythmic rocking, range of motion work, and joint compression and decompression. The client is passive and completely supported in all positions by the therapist.
Do you accept insurance? How does insurance work?
There is a confusing array of insurance arrangements. The first thing you should do is check with your insurance carrier. Check your coverage carefully and find the answers to the following questions:
- Do I have massage therapy benefits?
- What is my deductible and has it been met?
- How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
- How much do you pay for an out-of-net provider?
- Is there a limitation on how much you will pay per session?
- Is primary care physician, physical therapist, or chiropractic approval required?
Is Therapy Confidential?
In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a client and a therapist. Information is not disclosed without written permission. However, there are number of exceptions to this rule. Exceptions include:
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s. The therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, further measures may be taken without their permission in order to ensure their safety.