Connecting to Wholeness

Massage Therapy St. Albert/Edmonton

Massage St. Albert

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

If you are new to massage therapy, I understand that you might have some questions.

Below are the answers to the questions that are most commonly asked about massage therapy treatment. Should you have additional questions please feel free to contact me.

 

Question:

How will massage therapy benefit me?

Answer:

With professional massage therapy you can experience relief from muscular tension and pain, receive increased range of motion and a reduction of mental stress levels. Massage is a natural healing process that can deliver both physical and emotional benefits.

Treatments are specifically tailored to meet your needs.

Question:

How often will I need treatments?

Answer:

Your body can let you know. Some people require only a few sessions to treat a specific problem, while others become regular users of massage therapy as both proactive and preventative healthcare. Massage can help maintain good muscle tone, flexibility, and help correct muscular injuries.

Question:

What to expect on the first visit to a Massage Therapist?

Answer:

It is wise to come earlier on the first visit as you will be filling out a confidential health history form, then I, your therapist, will go over the form with you and address any contraindications to massage as well as the main reason for seeking a massage at the time.  You might be asked to do some range of motion tests as well as orthopedic testing to help me see whether or not your pain is muscular or joint related, so that I can form the most beneficial treatment plan.  If you are coming for overall maintenance for preventative measures such as relaxation of the neuromuscular system, then we will discuss this at this time..  Overall, the first visit is when we meet!

Question:

Which regions of my body get massaged?

Answer:

After going over the intake form, I will ask you what you want to get out of the session. You will also be asked to describe any chronic problems that you are experiencing. This will determine the appropriate regions of your body that need attention. A typical full-body massage involves your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, and hands.  Throughout the massage you will be properly draped with a sheet and blanket, the only part of your body exposed will be the part I am working on at the moment

Question:

Will I experience muscle soreness following a massage therapy treatment?

Answer:

Most people report feel very relaxed, and often experience significant relief from aches, pains and stress after a massage session. However some people, especially those who require deep-tissue massage, experience mild muscle soreness which may last a day or two. Once the soreness is gone, they often notice heightened energy levels and an increased range of motion.

Question:

I'm not sure I'm comfortable with a stranger touching me.

Answer:

It is not uncommon for someone to be apprehensive for the first time with the personal nature of massage therapy. Most people lose this apprehension within the first few minutes of treatment. Massage therapists are trained professionals who respect your feelings and go out of their way to allow you to feel comfortable.

Question:

Do I have to take off all of my clothes?

Answer:

One of the keys to the success of a your massage therapy session is your ability to relax and feel comfortable. Therefore, the decision is yours; remove only the articles of clothing that you are comfortable with removing. Traditional full-body massage treatments work best administered directly, without the barrier of clothing on the areas massaged. During a session you will be fully covered with a table sheet/blanket, only the area of your body that is being worked on is uncovered.  Before and after the session, you will undress and dress in complete privacy.

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Will my extended healthcare plan cover the costs of massage therapy treatments?

Answer:

Yes. Most extended healthcare plans include massage therapy and some even have on-line billing. Some plans ask you to first receive a physician's referral.  Most insurance plans today make it very easy for people to send their information on line for reimbursement.  Some people prefer to have their massage treatment directly billed to their insurance company, and if this is your choice, let me know and I will set that up 

I hope this answers most of your questions, please feel free to call or text if you need to know more ..

Cathy 780 909 0853