Relaxation or Therapy?
Relaxation massage is beneficial for stress management, anxiety reduction and overall good health. If an injury occurs or there is an imbalance causing asymmetry in the body, then the benefit of relaxation massage becomes very short lived. You now require massage therapy.
Therapeutic massage begins with an assessment. The therapist will develop a treatment protocol that is discussed in detail with the patient. Patients will be educated in exercise and posture control. Stretches done at home enhance the progress made in the treatment room. Massage therapy is a joint venture between patient and therapist.
All therapists have received education in a 2200 hour program. This includes instruction in: anatomy, physiology, body mechanics, exercise rehab and pathology. We are firm believers in continuing education programs. They enhance our knowledge and help us improve patient treatment.
It is our goal as massage therapists to help patients and ourselves work towards a healthier lifestyle. We are dedicated to our patients needs and concerns, both mentally and physically.