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So you’ve decided to get a massage. Here’s what you can expect and exactly why you should not wait to schedule your appointment.
What you can expect:
What you can expect—Your massage therapist will do everything possible to ensure that your experience is positive and rewarding. You’ll be asked about your reasons for getting a massage, current physical condition, medical history, lifestyle, stress level, areas of pain, and other pertinent topics. You’ll be asked to undress in private and drape yourself with the sheet, towel or gown provided by the therapist. You may leave your underwear off or on, at your discretion. You’ll lie down on a comfortably padded massage table. The therapist will undrape on that part of your body being massaged, ensuring that your modesty is respected at all times You should expect a peaceful and comfortable environment for your massage. Report distraction of any kind to your therapist, whether from physical discomfort, room temperature, volume of music, or any other source. Relax and experience the art, and science of massage. After your massage, get up slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Take your time! Drink plenty of water. Massage helps reduce built up lactic acids in tense muscles and water assists in the body flushing them out.
What massage can do for you:
Relaxes muscle contractions, spasms, and relieves general body tensions.
Dilates the blood vessels, thus improving the circulation.
Increases the number of red blood cells especially in cases of anemia.
Acts as a “mechanical cleanser” pushing along lymphatic fluids and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris.
Increases the blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid, produced through voluntary muscle contraction.
Helps to overcome harmful “fatigue” products resulting from strenuous exercise or injury.
Improve muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity.
Helps compensate, at least in part, for lack of exercise and muscular contraction in persons who because of injury, illness or age are forced to remain inactive. in these cases, massage helps return venous blood to the heart and so eases the stain on this vital organ.
Has a sedative, stimulating or even exhausting effect on the nervous system depending on the type and length of massage treatment given. Transverse massage separates muscle fibers, undoing or preventing the formation of adhesions and trigger points. According to some authorities, massage may burst the fat capsule in the subcutaneous so that the fat exudes and becomes absorbed. In this way, massage combined with a nutritious but calorie-deficient diet can be an aid to reducing.
Improve general circulation and nutrition of tissues. It is accompanied or followed by an increased interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells heightening tissue metabolism.
Increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and nitrogen, inorganic phosphorous and fat in normal healthy individuals.
Encourages the retention of nitrogen, phosphorous and sulphur necessary for tissue repair in persons convalescing from bone fractures.
Stretches connective tissues, improves its circulation and nutrition and so breaks down or prevent the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis.
Improve the circulation and nutrition of joints and hastens the elimination of harmful particles. It helps lessen inflammation and swelling in joints and so alleviates pain.
Disperses the edema following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain, tissue damage and helps facilitate movement.
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