01 What does LMT mean?
02 Which modalities are offered?
03 What is a knot?
04 What is Aromatherapy?
05 Should I receive a massage if I have a cold/flu?
06 Are there any Self-Care techniques I can do at home?
What does LMT mean?
It stands for Licensed Massage Therapist. It is a therapist who has been educated at an accredited school for the required amount of training and whose qualifications are recognized by local and state governments.
Which modalities are offered?
Provides relaxation and relieves muscle tension
Promotes circulation of blood and lymph
Light to firm pressure
Provides relief of deep muscle tension
Lenghtens muscles and breaks up scar tissue
Provides focused work on areas of chronic pain or tension
Releases areas of tissue dysfunction, trigger points
Helps to manage pain for chronic injuries
Consists of concentrated pressure on specific areas of concern
A variety of techniques from all modalities blended together to promote relaxation while legthening muscles and relieving tension
What is a "knot"?
A knot is a Trigger Point. It is an area of tissue dysfunction that can cause either local or referred pain to another area of the body. Causes can include muscle overload, direct trauma, muscle strain from repetitive movements, or holding patterns. Massage helps to break up the tissue and bring new blood to the area, enabling the body to heal itself.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds which improve a person's health or mood. The inhalation of essential oils stimulates the Limbic system of the brain, which controls emotion. This causes chemicals to be released which cause you to feel relaxed, calm, or stimulated. While some essential oils provide aromatic therapy, others have antiseptic, disinfectant, and antimicrobial qualities.
Should I receive a massage if I have a cold/flu?
When you have a cold or flu, a massage might seem comforting. However, when you have an infection, your body is already working very hard to fight it and recover. A massage can be very stimulating internally and place certain demands on your body during a time when you should be simply resting.
Are there any Self-Care techniques I can do at home?
There are many techniques you can perform in between massage sessions:
Stretching is a great way to increase cirulation, flexibility, range of motion, and relieve muscle pain.
Self Massage is the perfect way to relieve muscle tension and pain in between sessions. Using tools like foam rollers or tennis balls can be very effective.
Nutrition is essential! Eating a well-balanced diet can greatly improve quality of life.
Epsom Salts can be used as a foot soak or in a bath to ease stress, relax your muscles, and eliminate toxins from the body