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If you have questions about massage, we have the answers. Main Street Wellness & Chiropractic presents the Nashua Massage Therapy FAQs to provide quick access to information about massage therapy in Nashua. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (603) 882-5742 today!
Your Top Massage Therapy Questions Answered
What is massage therapy?
Nashua massage therapy is the art of moving soft body tissue for therapeutic purposes. Massage therapy can cause relaxation or invigoration, depending on the technique or combination of techniques the therapist uses. Intensity of massage therapy varies between light and intense, depending on the patient’s expectations and needs.
What happens during my first massage therapy appointment?
When you arrive for your initial visit, you will need to fill out a personal information form that helps the massage therapist determine what type of care you want and need. Be sure to share your medical needs and preferences, such as especially sore spots and if you prefer a lighter or deeper massage.
Next, a friendly staff member will direct you to a room and give you a sheet and some privacy to remove as much clothing as you feel comfortable taking off – your therapist will work around your clothing if you are especially shy. Once your massage therapist comes back into the room, he or she will tell you to lie on the massage table on your stomach or back and begin the massage.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
A full-body massage usually includes your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders.
What is a Swedish massage?
A Swedish massage is very relaxing. It begins with broad, flowing strokes that relax muscles. As your body releases tension, the massage therapist increases pressure gradually on specific areas of your body.
How will my body feel after massage therapy?
Massage therapy in Nashua will leave your body feeling relaxed at first then invigorated later. Your muscles will feel loose, and free from aches and pains. You will notice increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity that can last for several days. We recommend drinking plenty of water right after a massage to aid in full muscle recovery.
How often should I undergo massage therapy?
It depends on your condition. If you use Nashua massage therapy to help you overcome an illness, injury, or chronic tightness, you may need a massage once a week. Otherwise, a monthly massage may be enough to offer stress relief and keep your muscles loose.
Are there any reasons I should not undergo massage therapy?
Massage therapy may not be appropriate for some people. Before you get a massage, tell the massage therapist if you currently have:
- Blood clots
- Heart disease
- An infectious disease
- Kidney or liver disease
- Diabetes during pregnancy
- Severe cold
- Some types of sores
- Systemic infections
- Toxins in your blood