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Why should I get a massage?

  • Every day we are exposed to the effects of stress, this may be related to family problems, work, auto accidents, hormones or just life in general. Often these issues are ignored and eventually create issue such as headaches, fatigue, nervousness, headaches, insomnia, irritability — the list is endless. Massage helps to alieviate common issues that do not require a doctors visit. 
  • Sessions of massage have been widely known to decrease these symptoms, and taken on a regular basis will enhance the quality of our lives. Each person is treated individually and sessions are adjusted to each person’s needs.

Is it ok to get a massage when I am pregnant?

  • In general, yes. However it is the responsibility of the mother to get the permission of her obstetrician before getting her prenatal massage. Studies indicate it can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and dramatically improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

I am diabetic. Should I get a massage?

  • One of the great things about massage is that it increases your circulation, actually moving your blood and other fluids through your body. Your circulation increases three times its normal rate while getting a massage. Since diabetics tend to have more issues with their circulation, massage is very therapeutic.

What should I do during the massage?

  • Breath. Many people forget to breath, so breathing and relaxing is #1. If I am working on an area that is tender, try to relax and breathe through it. The more you can relax, the more beneficial the massage will be. Enjoy the massage and communicate with me. I am not a mind reader, so constant communication is key.

How will the massage feel?

  • Massage on healthy tissue normally feels quite pleasant. I will start with gentle pressure and adjust according to your muscle texture, and state. Most of my work consists of pain relief, therefore if you feel pain when I work on a certain area let me know. If we are working on an area of injury or chronic pain, you may experience some discomfort that should lessen as we work on that area. I will work according to your tolerant level. For some people, 'no pain no gain' others 'less is more'. Again it is all dependent on your muscle state.

How will I feel after the massage?

  • Many feel relaxed, and others feel energized. Some are transended to a state of bliss and awareness, I call this the 'Kealoha effect'. You can feel light-headed, dizzy, happy, energized, calmness, ect; that can last for serveral hours to several days. If we have worked on an area of pain, you may feel some tenderness in the area for two or three days. It is very important to drink lots of water, Because of the release of toxins the extra water is very important as the toxins will escape through your urine and sweat glands. Detoxing is what your body is doing after releasing all the 'junk' in the muscles. I reccomend drinking a gallon of room temperture or hot water following the massage untill night. Yes I know a gallon of water is alot of water. But time and time again has proven water is essential for detoxifying and hydrating the muscles. The more water you drink, the less soar you will feel. The least water you drink, the more soar and tired you will feel. 

Is there anything I should do after the massage?

  • Enjoy, relax, stretch, take a long bath or hot shower, drink plenty wada. And wait for your next session. : )