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Are you thinking about getting a therapeutic massage? If so, there are a few things you should know before making your appointment. Here’s what you need to know about massage therapy.
1. What is therapeutic massage?
Massage therapy is a type of massage that uses specific techniques to target particular areas of the body. It is often used to relieve pain, improve circulation, and reduce stress.
2. How long does the massage last?
A typical massage therapy session lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. However, some massage therapists may offer longer or shorter sessions depending on your needs.
3. What should I expect during the massage?
During massage therapy, you will be asked to remove your clothing and lie on a massage table. A sheet or towel will be draped over you, and only the area being worked on will be exposed. The therapist will use their hands, elbows, and forearms to apply pressure to their muscles. You may feel some discomfort during the massage, but it should not be painful.
4. Are there any risks?
There are some risks associated with any type of massage, but these are typically minor and temporary. Some common side effects include bruising, soreness, or irritation at the site of the massage. If you have any concerns about these risks, be sure to speak with your massage therapist before your session.
5. What are the benefits?
Massage can offer many benefits, including reducing stress, improving circulation, relieving pain, and improving range of motion. It can also help to improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety. If you are considering massage therapy for any reason, be sure to speak with your doctor first to ensure it is safe for you.