When you discuss your specific symptoms or injury – for example, hip pain, stiff/tight shoulders or maybe a lower back spasm – with the therapist, they will:
- Assess your current condition: by discussing how the pain became onset, how long you have experienced the pain and how the pain is affecting you
- Propose a treatment plan: by recommending a series of sessions at determined intervals and indicate the kind of progress you can expect during that time
- Perform a therapeutic massage: based on the assessment and the plan you have agreed to
- Evaluate the outcome: at the end of the determined treatment period, you and the therapist jointly review the results
Massage (deep tissue massage, sports massage, relaxing massage)
The therapist will use a deep and intense technique, which results in the increase of blood and lymph circulation, relaxation and mobilisation of the soft tissues to reduce tension.
- Your massage therapist will take a few minutes to get to know your health history, determine how you are feeling about your body and discuss what you would like to gain from the massage session
- You will have an opportunity to communicate any needs, concernsa and specific areas of your body you would like them to concentrate on and, also the areas you would prefer the therapist to avoid
- You will be consulted on matters such as whether you prefer more pressure, less music, additional warmth and an open line of communication is encouraged between you and your therapist throughout to ensure that you are always comfortable
It is important to note that by following a weekly treatment plan, you will experience quicker progress than waiting two or three weeks between sessions.
In certain cases, the therapist may refer you to another health professional for further assessment and treatment.