Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I get a massage?
I get asked this question a lot. I separate my answers into two categories:
Acute or Chronic —> Once every 1-2 weeks
Maintenance —> Once every 4-8 weeks
If you have an acute or chronic condition - chronic illness, a recent fall or injury, autoimmune disorder, TMJ, or some other long-term or intense condition, I suggest coming in once every 1-2 weeks until your condition or symptoms have begun decreasing. This speeds up recovery, but also gets ahead of the pain and helps results to accumulate faster.
If you are not aiming to achieve a goal or find results to a chronic condition, I suggest a maintenance level of massage. I suggest maintenance level for athletes, anyone looking to increase their quality of sleep, dealing with minor aches and pains, lowering stress, and increasing overall vitality and health. Maintenance level keeps stress or imbalance in the muscles from building up, and I find locations of tension and stress that you may or may not be aware of. Just like eating a healthy diet, massage is preventative medicine to injury, strain, and illness.
Examples of acute or chronic conditions that we can help:
If I stretch, do I not need to get a massage?
I have been asked this question several times. As an ex-gymnast and continuing yogi, the answer is simple: yes.
Stretching can help overall tension in the body from building up, and proper stretching will help maintain a healthy balance in the body, but even with stretching, knots can form in the muscles.
Not only this, but I have been trained to identify tension patterns in muscles that you might not be aware of. We all have our favorite stretches, but are you doing the ones most important for your body?
Through assessment and treatment, I find greater health and wellbeing for you and give you the tools to continue on to greater health!
Does every muscle really need to be massaged?
I was asked this question once. My response was,
“Does every tooth needed to be brush?”
Coincidentally, every muscle in our body is important to movement, strength, balance, and health. Any one muscle - or any one tooth - with a cavity or injury can not only create pain but affect any other party or system of our body.
In my practice, I address and overview the body as a whole, searching not only to address pain but also find the root of the problem. Find long-lasting effects and live pain free and stronger than ever with the powerful effects of massage!
If you have never had a massage or never experienced the powerful healing effects of knowledgable therapeutic massage, book your own session today!