Before Your Therapeutic Massage
- Drink plenty of water the day of your 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
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before your appointment starts.
After Your Therapeutic Massage
- Drink more water! Properly hydrated muscles can help reduce muscle aches and pains.
- There is usually some stiffness and or pain after a Deep Tissue/Pfrimmer Therapy, but should subside within a day or two.
- Consider an apple cider vinegar soak. Add 4 cups of raw apple cider vinegar (it should contain sediment on the bottom so shake it up prior) 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 Massage.
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
- Limited mobility
- Recovery from injuries
- Repetitive strain injury
- Postural problems
- Osteoarthritis pain
- 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.