Massage Therapy is a clinically proven effective treatment for stress and pain relief. Therapeutic massage is increasingly being recommended by doctors and other health care professionals as research continues to document that it is powerful and cost effective.
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage therapy can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow (the body's natural defense system).
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post surgery adhesion's and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphin's which work as the body's natural painkiller.
- There's no denying the power of bodywork.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT FOR MASSAGE THERAPY
AT THE HEALTH STUDIO IN JACKSONVILLE, FL
Once you arrive at the Health Studio massage clinic the first thing you will be given as a new client is an intake form. This form will ask for a history of any medical conditions that the Massage Therapist should be aware of that would affect the Massage Therapy services provided.
Once you have completed the intake form as a new client the Massage Therapist will go over the form and any questions that you or the Massage Therapist may have will be asked then. If you have specific areas that you would like to have concentrated on or areas that you would like to have avoided, now is the best time to make sure your Massage Therapist knows. By communicating your preferences you can ensure you receive the best Massage Therapy treatment possible.
If you need to use the rest room do so before the Massage Therapy session begins so that you can relax and enjoy your time on the massage table.
Once you enter the treatment room you will be shown where you can place your clothes and shoes. The Massage Therapist will also communicate how you will start your session and your placement on the table, and ask if you need any assistance getting on to the Massage Therapy table. The height of the massage table is set so that the Massage Therapist can do the best work on you without hurting the therapist. If a step stool is needed simply ask. The height can vary from Massage Therapist to Massage Therapist.
You will be left in the room to disrobe and get under the top sheet of the linens on the massage table. Additional towel draping is also provided. When your Massage Therapy session begins It is very important that you communicate with your Massage Therapist during your treatment session. Each patient is unique and each person has a different level of pain tolerance and comfort, so it is important for you to communicate if at any point the pressure is to deep, to strong, or uncomfortable in any way. While the Massage Therapist at the Health Studio are highly skilled and trained, they are unable to feel what you feel. By simply sharing any level of discomfort the Massage Therapist can easily adjust for your comfort. A broad misconception by many is that Massage Therapy should be painful to be beneficial. This simply isn't the case and can actually at times cause more harm. This is the difference you will discover when you have Massage Therapy services or other Holistic Therapy at the Health Studio. Our level of personal care, compassion and high level of expertise is what makes our health care services different and unique. Your health and healing is our top priority, and Massage Therapy and natural health therapy services is our specialty.
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