As a massage therapist, it is my goal to provide each and every client a massage therapy session that will be customized to their individual needs. Whether you are a client looking for relaxation via swedish massage or someone with chronic pain that needs deep tissue work, trigger point release, or myofascial work, it is my desire to provide the best treatment possible. I like to get a client history, discuss your concerns, analyze posture, discuss work environment, i.e., sitting stationary at a computer or heavy lifting involved. I believe that educating the client is also very important. After a deep tissue session, I will discuss with you what I as the therapist was feeling in the muscle tissue and explain what is possibly happening with the muscles and provide handouts, illustrations, etc. for you to read in order to help you understand what is going on with your body. I will also at times suggest stretches or home exercises that you can do at home for self-care.
Massage therapy is on the rise for individuals because they are realizing the benefits of therapy not just as a feel good pampering but as a maintenance for the body. What better way to expound on a chiropractor visit than to have the muscles worked on before or after to help release tension around the joints that the chiropractor treats.
Perhaps you are looking for just a time to relax and chill out, this is also healing for the body. Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles.
Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. Remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. I try to keep my pricing reasonable so it does not have to be a once in a while pampering. and for those with chronic issues, return sessions are more affordable.
So I urge you to consider massage therapy a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan. I would be honored if you chose me as your therapist to help you on your journey towards maintaining a healthy, well-balanced body!
Karen Heim, LMT