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Before Your Therapeutic Massage

  • Drink plenty of water the day of you massage.
  • Keep your muscles relaxed during the massage. If you stiffen up while being worked on, you’re creating a “wall” to your deeper muscles, making it difficult for your therapist to get to them.
  • This is your time; feel free to talk as little or as much as you want.
  • At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain.
  • It is important to tell the therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you experience is outside your comfort range. Each persons body responds differently to pressure.
  • Don’t eat a heavy meal prior to your appointment
  • If it’s your first time to Lift, arrive at least 10 mins early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax

After Your Therapeutic Massage

  • Drink more water! Properly hydrated muscles can help reduce muscle aches and pains.
  • There is usually some stiffness or pain after a Deep Tissue/Pfrimmer Therapy, but should subside within a day or two.
  • Consider an apple cider vinegar soak. Add 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar (it should contain sediment on the bottom) in a tub of water, and soak 30 minutes.  Helps ease muscle tension and soreness.
  • Avoid strenuous activity.
  • Light stretching may help prevent muscle aches and pains after a Deep Tissue/Pfrimmer Therapy.

Benefits

For Deep Tissue and Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy – usually focuses on a specific problem such as chronic muscle pain, injury rehabilitation, and the following conditions:

  • Chronic pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Limited mobility
  • Recovery from injuries
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Postural problems
  • Osteoarthritis  pain

All Therapies:

  • Management and ease of Anxiety and Depression
  • Relief of pain caused by Fibromyalgia, Arthritis and headaches
  • Reduce insomnia related to stress
  • Boost immunity
  • Improve sleep
  • Raise alertness, increased energy & vitality
  • Ease cancer treatment
  • Aid in digestive health
  • Reduction of pain caused by Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Relieve soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Aid in the relief and healing of sports injuries
  • Relaxation and stress relief

MASSAGE IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE

  • Anyone with infectious skin diseases, rash or open wounds
  • Immediately after surgery, please talk to your physician before scheduling if you have recently had surgery
  • Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your physician
  • People with osteoporosis should consult their physician before scheduling a massage
  • If you are prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged.
  • If you have heart disease or high blood pressure check with your physician first.
  • Pregnant women should check with their physician first if they are considering massage. Massage on expecting mothers, should be done by therapists who are trained in pregnancy massage.
  • Massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fracture.