The first appointment allows Jason Edwards, massage therapist to better understand the reason for the consultation and to determine if massage therapy can help you and which massage or treatment is the most effective for your relief. To do this, before coming to the office, please download and complete the form. Otherwise, he can refer you to the health professional who will be best able to help you. Take the opportunity to ask your questions. This moment is yours. Massage therapy treatments aim to relieve symptoms. To achieve these goals, a number of treatments are required.
The number of treatments required is specific to each patient and varies according to several factors such as the nature and duration of the problem to be treated, previous episodes, the client's physical condition and lifestyle.
The goals of care are to restore function, improve strength and stability, promote healing, and increase client responsibility through active participation, exercise, postural changes, adequate stress, and other modalities. Soft and manual medicine, massage therapy is based on manipulation and massage techniques to relax the muscles. The methods implemented in our practice can relieve migraines, neck pain, back pain or jaw pain. If massage therapy is called alternative medicine, it is because its philosophy is centered on the balance of the body. By identifying the origin of the pain, manual methods can be used to address the root causes.
How is a session going?
At the start of your treatment, your therapist will ask you to let them know if you are, at any time, uncomfortable during your session. Each person is different. Communicate with your therapist about pressure or any other aspect that might improve your session. Your therapist will appreciate your feedback.
No pain, no gain? It is not true that massage therapy has to be painful to be effective. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is no pain and 10 is extreme pain, pressure should always be less than 7. Some of the most effective types of massage therapy are gentle and do not involve pressure deep or painful. In fact, too much pressure can cause the muscles to lock up, but it depends on the situation. Once the session is over, your therapist will leave the room so that you can get dressed. Depending on your treatment, your therapist may take the time to review recommendations, exercises, or stretches. This time is included in your session.