This post is part of a series on Frequently Asked Questions that I hear from my clients or friends. If you have any other particular questions about the massage experience, always feel free to reach out!
- to ensure everyday athletes perform at their best during workouts and competitions, and recover as quickly as possible from injury
- to help individuals just cleared for massage after surgery to heal as quickly as possible, to keep mobility in their scars, and to move past a sometimes traumatic moment in their lives
- to support pregnant women and new mothers in caring for themselves, successfully manage and move beyond the physical discomfort from all the changes their body is going through
- to assist busy professionals to manage the reality of computer work and have painfree productive days
For me, Western massage includes the techniques of swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, rolfing, orthopedic, and medical massage. These are all the modalities within massage and bodywork that begin with a western, scientific roadmap of the human body, thinking in terms of muscles, bones, blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues.
Eastern bodywork comes from a different foundation, approaching the human body as part of an nonphysical energetic system made up of elements and forces that influence and direct the physical.
Read more in my Frequently Asked Questions blog series:
Can I talk during a therapeutic massage?
Will I be in pain during a therapeutic massage?
How should I feel after a therapeutic massage?
What is chair massage?
Do I need to be naked during a therapeutic massage?
What to expect in a professional massage?
What is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)?
What is a scope of practice? What is yours as an LMT?
What do you learn in massage school?
What kind of music do you play during a massage?
Should I give you a tip after the massage?