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Massage is best known as a way to help you relax and relieve stress
A gentle soothing massage can reduce stress, relieve muscle aches, improve your sleep and improve your mood.
Morgan Health Centers is currently not offering Massage. This information was retained for educational purposes.
Massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being. Previously available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs, the rise of the holistic and wellness trends has increased the popularity of massage therapy.Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever.
If you’ve never tried massage, this page will help you learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a therapeutic massage session.
Get in touch with massage therapy’s many benefits! Massages don’t just feel great, they have proven mental and physical benefits. Brush aside the thought that massage is only a feel-good way to pamper yourself. Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The pressure may range from a light stroking to deep pressure. Whether you have a specific health condition or you are looking for stress relief we have the massage therapy for you.
Therapeutic Massage has five basic benefits.
What you can expect during a massage
You don’t need any special preparation for massage. Before a massage therapy session starts, your massage therapist should ask you about any symptoms, your medical history and what you’re hoping to get out of massage. Your massage therapist should explain the kind of massage and techniques he or she will use.
In a typical massage therapy session, you undress or wear loose-fitting clothing. Undress only to the point that you’re comfortable. You generally lie on a table and cover yourself with a sheet. Your massage therapist will leave the room when you undress before the massage and when you dress after it. You can also have a massage while sitting in a chair, fully clothed. Your massage therapist should perform an evaluation through touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply.
Depending on preference, your massage therapist may use oil or lotion to reduce friction on your skin. Tell your massage therapist if you might be allergic to any ingredients.
A massage session may last from 10 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of massage and how much time you have. No matter what kind of massage you choose, you should feel calm and relaxed during and after your massage. Breathe normally throughout your massage.
Your massage therapist may play music during your massage or talk to you, but you can tell him or her if you prefer quiet.
If a massage therapist is pushing too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It’s likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up.
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Morgan Health Centers is staffed with experienced, licensed mental health professionals including, psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors, and nurse practitioners.
One of the most important elements of effective therapy is a safe and trusting relationship through the developing alliance between therapist and patient and through this bond, a new way of interacting with self and others will be born.