With the understanding that every “body” is different, we tailor each session to your specific needs and comfort level.
Your first visit at Spinal Care Clinics begins with an assessment of your medical history, address any areas of pain or tension, and design a massage treatment to achieve the desired outcome of your care.
Many of our sessions will use a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, as well as Trigger Point Therapy, to address your individual needs.
You will be asked to remove all the clothes that you are comfortable removing. That decision is entirely up to you. You will be fully draped throughout the entire bodywork session.
Your only job is to relax as completely as possible. Breathe deeply and regularly, allowing the body to become heavy and sink into the table. As the therapist’s hands locate areas of tension, try to let go and relax those areas.
Talk, for the most part, is distracting and unnecessary. A good massage requires concentration on the part of the therapist. A great massage is created out of a meditative space between the therapist and recipient.
Do feel free to give feedback. If any stroke or stretch is uncomfortable for you, let the therapist know. Remember, the massage is for you!
If emotions surface, do not be afraid to give them expression. The body is the seat of the emotions. Sometimes during massage emotions will come up, and it is of great benefit if they can be released and worked through. At the very least, do not be afraid to sigh with relaxation or hum with pleasure.
Closing your eyes may help you see with your sense of touch. Feel your body inside and out. To close the eyes during massage can help bring one’s center of energy out of the head and into the body.
During the two or three hours following the massage, drink plenty of water. This helps the system eliminate toxins which have been flushed out of the soft tissue and into the bloodstream.
Call us ahead of time so we can schedule your appointment at the time that is best for you.