What is the difference between Therapeutic and Clinical/Medical
Massage?

Therapeutic or "spa" massage is usually a head-to-toe Swedish massage.  
Medical massage concentrates on specific problem areas.  Medical Massage
Therapists are trained to work on specific soft tissue problems.  Medical
massage provides a medical approach, which enables them to provide the
optimal treatment for you.

What should I wear for my massage appointment?

You are asked to remove clothing related to the specific area being treated.  
You should remove only what you are comfortable removing (always leaving
your under garments on).  Protecting your modesty comes first.

What ages benefit from massage?

Age is not a factor.  We are trained to work with people of all ages.  If you
suffer from chronic problems or a recent injury, massage can help.  Massage
can benefit people with headaches, back and neck pain, insomnia, fibromyalgia,
planter fascitis, and wrist and hand disorders.

Why should I drink water after a massage?

The massage releases your body’s toxins.  If these toxins are not flushed from
your system, they can cause symptoms such as headache and nausea.  They
can also return to problem areas and reverse the benefit of the massage.

How much water should I consume?

If you weigh 100 pounds you should drink 50 ounces of water daily.  To
determine how much you need, take your weight and divide it in half; this gives
you your body’s daily requirement of water in ounces.

When should I NOT receive massage therapy?

As a courtesy to your therapist and other clients, please reschedule your
appointment if you have a cold, fever, irritated skin rash, open cuts, burns,
poison ivy, or a sunburn. If you have sustained an injury within the past 72
hours, notify your therapist.  When in doubt if you should have a massage, ask
your physician.
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