The Deep Tissue Massage – Sports Injury Massage
Simon’s Deep Tissue Massage is a deep healing energetic therapy that allows the most tensed areas of the body to be released. Simon combines massage techniques with intuitive guidance, following energetic pathways to help heal the tissue blockages. The massage is deep and can highlight painful areas. Treatment is guided by the client’s threshold.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Is a slow rhythmic massage, which follows the path of the lymphatic system of the body. It helps to eliminate waste more efficiently, reduces swelling and helps the immune system fight infection. Extremely beneficial for people who are physically fatigued, chronically ill or have compromised mobility.
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Like the pulse of the cardiovascular system, the cranio sacral system has a rhythm that can be felt throughout the body. Using soft touch generally no heavier than the weight of a five cents coin. Simon’s skilled hands can monitor this rhythm at key body points to pinpoint obstruction or stress. Simon can assist the natural movement of the fluid and related soft tissue to help the body to self-correct.
Choosing a Type of Massage
There are many types of massage and sometimes massage techniques become fashionable. Though some consumers may know a specific massage modality or technique they want, it is generally best to ask your massage therapist what massage modality will give you the results you want. Most massage therapists use a variety of massage modalities or types in a massage session to best achieve desired results.
The four most common types of massage are:
- Swedish: The most common type of massage, to relax and energize you.
- Deep tissue: For muscle damage from an injury, such as whiplash or back strain.
- Sports: To help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and heal the body should injury occur.
- Chair: Massage of the upper body, while fully clothed and seated in a special portable chair.
Tips to Get the Most From Your Massage
- Be as receptive and open to the massage process as possible.
- Don’t eat just before a massage session. Let your body digest your meal first.
- Be on time. If you arrive in a frenzied, rushed state, it may take longer to relax.
- Take off only as much clothing as you are comfortable removing. If you don’t want to remove your clothing, wear clothing that will be comfortable during the massage and will allow the massage therapist to touch and move the areas of your body you expect will need to be massaged.
Privacy – Simon will either leave the room or otherwise provide privacy while you undress. A sheet or towel is provided for draping during the massage and the therapist will uncover only the part of your body being massaged, ensuring that modesty is respected at all times. After the massage is finished, you will be provided with privacy while dressing.
- Please Communicate with Simon your therapist
- Before the session, give accurate health information and let the massage therapist know your expectations and reasons for the massage.
- Allergies to Oils, Lotions, Powders – The therapist may use oil, lotion or powders to reduce friction on your skin. If you are allergic to any oils, lotions or powders, tell your massage therapist, who can choose a substitute.
- Some massage therapists play recorded music during the massage session. Others find music distracting. Energy Massage Clinic usually play relaxing music, let your massage therapist know if you have any music preferences or if you would prefer they turn off the music.
- Some people like to talk during a massage, while others remain silent. Tell your massage therapist what you prefer.
- During the massage session, report any discomfort, whether it’s from the massage or due to any problems or distractions related to the environment, e.g., room temperature, music volume, lighting, etc.
- Give feedback to the massage therapist during the massage on the amount of pressure, speed of hand movement, etc. If anything happens that you dislike or seems improper, you have the right to ask the massage therapist to stop. If necessary, you also have the right to end the session.
- Don’t be afraid to discuss any apprehensions or concerns. It’s important that you be as comfortable as possible during your massage. Your massage therapist is a professional dedicated to do his or her best to help you feel at ease.
- Remember to breathe normally. Breathing helps facilitate relaxation. People often stop or limit their breathing when they feel anxious or a sensitive area is massaged. Sometimes tight or painful areas automatically prevent us from breathing, but this is usually a sign of holding on to stuck energy or emotion. Breathing weather in massage or not helps ease the movement of pain and emotional blocks. Breathing from your belly and not your chest.
- Relax your muscles and your mind. Tightening up by contracting or hardening your muscles during the massage is counterproductive. Let your massage therapist know this is happening. They may need to adjust the massage technique they use and may also be able to help you relax the affected area. If you find your thoughts are racing during the massage, one way to be more body-centered and to quiet your mind is to follow the hands of the massage therapist and focus on how the touch feels.
- Drink extra water after your massage.
- Don’t get up too quickly and do allow for some open, quiet time after your massage session. If you’re dizzy or light headed after the massage, do not get off the table too fast. It also may take a little time to integrate or absorb the results of the massage session.
- Be prepared to schedule several massage sessions. Massage has its greatest benefits over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often you get a massage, the better you will feel and the more quickly your body will respond. From one session to the next, relaxation deepens as the chronic patterns of stress in the body are affected and released. If you’re getting massage to address chronic muscular tension or recovery from a soft tissue injury, more than one session is usually needed.