What You May Already Know
In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. So what exactly are the benefits to receiving regular massage and/or bodywork treatments?
Increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
Stimulates the flow of lymph, the body’s natural defense system, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
Increased circulation of blood and lymph systems improves the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin.
Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
Reduces spasms and cramping
Increases joint flexibility.
Reduces recovery time, helps prepare for strenuous workouts and eliminates subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
Releases endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller – and is being used in chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and can be used to reduce and realign scar tissue after healing has occurred.
Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.
Relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication.
Provides exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reduces shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.
Assists with shorter labor for expectant mothers, as well as less need for medication, less depression and anxiety, and shorter hospital stays.
The Need for Touch
Especially During A Pandemic & Post Covid-19
As a society, we are touch deprived especially with social media & the internet and this can lead to disease or emotional dysfunction. From the cradle to the nursing home, tactile stimulation and the emotional assurance of caring touch bring about a sense of well-being and security. In numerous studies researchers have found improved weight gain, development, motor skills, decreased stress and less crying in infants.
Are you suffering from being touch deprived?
Check out this blog post to find out more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it rude to fall asleep during a massage?
Nope, in fact I consider it a compliment plus it means your relaxed and makes my job easier.
Do I have to get naked?
Absolutely Not, however; you will be covered during the session so whatever is comfortable for you is comfy for me.
I booked a deep tissue massage how do I get lighter pressure?
Easy just tell us deep tissue should not be painful just a FYI
I’m Here for You
If you’ve never visited a professional Massage Therapist before, you’re bound to have lots of questions or concerns. Below, you’ll find a list of several frequently asked questions from my patients. Connect with me today for more information.
Check out this blog post Massage For Newbies that might answer a lot of your questions also.
Holistic Care Questions
Q1: What types of massages are offered?
A1: Massage by Monique provides a variety of massage services including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, and Hot Stone Massage. We also offer specialized treatments such as Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Reflexology.
Q2: What are your hours of operation?
A2: Massage by Monique is open 4 days a week, from 11:00am-8:00pm Tuesday-Friday, and 1 weekend a month by appointment only.
Q3: What forms of payment do you accept?
A3: We accept cash, credit card, debit card, Invoice (for pre-paid appointments), Apple & Google Pay, Cash App, Zelle, and Venmo. We also accept HSA cards and FSA cards for payment.
Q4: How early should I arrive for my appointment?
A4: We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early for your appointment. This will give you enough time to find parking, use the restroom, and complete any necessary paperwork.
Q5: What are the prices for massage services?
A5: Prices for massage services vary depending on the type of massage and the length of the session. Please contact us for more information about our pricing.
There still may be a lot more questions you have when visiting a new Massage Therapist. If something is still unclear, don’t hesitate to get in touch.