Frequently asked questions
What is massage therapy?
It is the manipulation of the body's soft tissues that includes muscles, connective tissues, tendons, joints & ligaments.
What is a chair massage?
A style of seated massage that is typically short (10 - 15 minutes) and focuses on your back, neck, shoulders & arms.
If I request for a corporate massage, what would be the benefits of providing chair massages at a work environment?
There are plenty of fantastic reasons to treat your employees--and yourself!--to a chair massage at work. Some of the benefits include:
- Improving productivity
- Reducing stress
- Helping decrease aches & pain
- Boosting alertness
What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)?
MLD helps decrease swelling caused by water retention in the body. Most common places requiring MLD are ankles/legs, especially if one is often on their feet. Water retention also occurs post-surgery; MLD helps decrease swelling to the area and give you some relief from discomfort caused by said swelling.
"Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, most often a mastectomy for breast cancer. Lymphedema can also be present at birth or develop at puberty or during adulthood...Lymphatic drainage massage for conditions other than lymphedema is not medically recommended, although it may be promoted by some therapists." (source: drweil.com)
How often should I get a massage?
Regular massage helps keep body tension at bay. How often you should get one depends on several factors:
- your physical & emotional needs
- your stress levels
- your budget
Ideally, every week or two helps keep muscle tissues pliable and in good shape. If you suffer from chronic pain or have specific issues, once or twice a week is suggested until you feel better. Once your initial issue(s) is resolved, at least a once a month visit with your RMT is recommended for maintenance.
Why do infants need a massage?
Infant massages help keep infants relaxed and happy; as well as maintain their flexibility, and promote healthy body functions.
What is a "trigger point"?
It's tight area within the muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body.