Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy

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Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy


If you are a newbie to massage, and don’t know where to start. A good suggestion would be to find a RMT or Registered Massage Therapist you like and feel comfortable with. You could also go by word of mouth, or visit a massage clinic near you.

The most frequently asked question is obviously: “How can massage therapy benefit me?”

Massage helps to relieve common problems:

  • Pain caused by inflammation, or other chronic pain
  • Stress and conditions associated with stress
  • Headaches, migraines, spasms
  • Back pain
  • Pain caused by repetitive sport injury such as strains
  • Pregnancy and labor pains
  • Benefits circulation and respiration
  • Rehabilitation after injury or surgery

Specialist Therapies: Who Should You Choose?

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When you have found a registered massage therapist you like, make sure they specialize in what you need. Therapists can specialize in sports injury, pregnancy and infants, the elderly, or workplace stress and back pain just to mention a few.

Must you undress?

The next most frequently asked question from first-time massage clients is if they must remove all their clothing. This is optional. Your comfort is what matters most. It is important for you to relax. If you are not comfortable with removing some or all of your clothing, you should not do so since you won’t be able to get the most benefit from your treatment.

All RMTs are properly trained in draping procedures to respect your privacy at all times during the massage treatment. Your genitals or breasts will not be exposed, and many clients keep their underwear on. Your therapist will explain the full procedure beforehand. They will ask you to let them know if you experience any discomfort, be it pain or embarrassment.

Direct skin contact will be of the most benefit to you, as oils or lotions are used. So, if you want to stay dressed make sure it is in a bathing suit, or tank top you won’t mind getting oil on.

Will Massage Therapy Hurt?

Everyone’s pain threshold differs. A comfort scale will be established taking your tolerance level into account. Because the treatment affects soft tissue, some discomfort may be experienced, but if you let your therapist know when you feel uncomfortable, they will change their technique.

Try it. You won’t Look Back

Your RMT will know how to relieve pain through massage without causing any injury, and you’ll feel great after you massage therapy session. Talk to friends and colleagues who have experienced a professional massage from a trained therapist, and they’ll tell you just how luxurious it is. If you still have questions, simply call us. We’ll be happy to give you all the information you need. Then make an appointment and experience blissful relaxation at its best.

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