Therapeutic Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue in the body. It is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries.
Our Therapeutic Massage is typically performed with a lotion or cream, for better access to deeper tissues. Generally, work on an area begins with medium pressure and, using open communication to maintain your comfort, deepens the pressure as the tissue warms up for a true therapeutic release. A variety of techniques may be used, including broad and focused strokes, passive stretching and joint mobilization. Depending on the area of the body being worked and the issue being treated, you may also be asked to participate by actively moving some part of your body to stretch with the therapist’s guidance.
Some soreness may be present after a treatment (your muscles are getting a workout!), and plenty of water should be ingested to keep you feeling good and aid in flushing of the waste products that may have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Therapeutic Massage can be focused on a small problem area either by itself or as part of a relaxing session, or be a full-body, upper-body only, or lower-body only therapeutic treatment. At Sans Stress, the standard Therapeutic Massage is 70 minutes in length. If you’ve got a lot going on, choose our 90-minute option. In a hurry? We also offer a 45-minute followup session to focus on a specific issue without incorporating more of the body into the treatment.
Your first appointment with us allows for ten minutes of discussing your goals for your body and assessment of any issues or injuries before you get on the table for your full 70 (or 90!) minutes, so plan to spend an extra ten minutes with us!
Book a Therapeutic Massage if you are looking for Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Positional Release, Sports Massage, and Orthopedic Massage. These are some of the “tools” your therapist will utilize from her “toolbox” of techniques, as appropriate for your specific needs and goals.