Massage Therapy FAQ
Massage therapy can be beneficial to people of all ages and can help with many conditions such as: arthritis, tendonitis, stress, headaches, migraines, muscle spasms, strains, sprains, fibromyalgia, back pain, recovery from surgery, repetitive strain injuries, pregnancy and labor discomfort, post injury and post-surgical rehabilitation. Receiving massage therapy on a regular basis can help prevent conditions from arising, and can also improve the immune system.
Yes massage therapy is appropriate for all ages including infants, children, and elderly, however; a physician’s permission is required if there are post-surgical concerns and/or other health related problems. If the client is a minor, a parent or guardian signature will be required.
Yes, it is regulated by the Texas Department of Health Services under Title 25 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 140, Subchapter H.
No. Your comfort as a client is of the upmost importance to all licensed massage therapist (LMT). Massage therapy can provide treatment through clothing and all LMT are trained to use draping at all times during your massage session.
It is not intended to hurt. There are different treatment modalities that work on different levels. Working on a deeper level of the soft tissue may cause slight discomfort, due to lactic acid build up in the muscle. It is important to drink water before and after a treatment to ensure that the body is well hydrated.
It is the manipulation of soft tissue of the body including muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Massage helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular over use, and many chronic pain conditions. If massage therapy is applied early enough after accidents involving trauma massage therapy can greatly reduce the development of muscular patterning.