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A: Orthopedic Massage is a technique that involves functional assessment, manipulation, and movement of soft tissue to reduce or eliminate pain and dysfunction. A unique approach is used to restore structural balance throughout the body. This will allow you to focus on the prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, chronic pain, and sports injuries. Achieving and maintaining structural balance affords you the luxury of living pain free.
A: At our office, your session will take place in a warm, comfortable yet professional atmosphere.
A: Your session will be conducted by a professional who has received proper training, often in a variety of techniques. Although no two massages are exactly alike, you may request a certain technique or modality.
A: No. Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you may decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort. You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. If your session is for orthopedic massage; you will need to wear loose fitting sport shorts for the men. The women should wearloose fitting sport shorts along with a sports bra.
A: The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, for instance the neck and shoulders, back, or legs and feet. Many people prefer a sixty-to-ninety-minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
A: There are numerous types of massage and bodywork. Various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movements, posture and movement reeducation, application of pressure to specific points, and more. Orthopedic massage requires functional assessment of the client and very specific work to regain body wellness. You will discuss your issues and expectations with your therapist to decide the treatment which is best for you.
A: After discussing your desired outcome, we will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. You will not be touched in any inappropriate manner. If having an orthopedic session, various massage techniques will be implemented along with the specific work used to isolate and treat your condition.
A: Make yourself comfortable. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax. Others like to talk during their session. Feel free to ask the practitioner questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.
A: Yes. Before your session you will be asked to fill out intake forms asking general questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking.
A: No. In consideration of clients and staff, all services are provided by scheduled appointments only.
A: Yes! Not everyone can drive or get out for their appointment. We extend our services for shut-ins, injured, care givers, and others. Sensory Concepts Orthopedic and Medical Massage also has packages available for small businesses and large corporations.