Five Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Massage Therapy Treatment
If you suffer from fatigue, anxiety, and certain health conditions, getting a massage can significantly reduce these problems. A great fact about massages is that they promote relaxation, provide relief from muscle and joint pain, and improve blood flow and circulation. Furthermore, research validates that the impact of massage therapy can improve cardiovascular health.
So if you’re looking to receive a professional massage to relieve your tensed muscles, a deep therapeutic massage will do the trick. To help you reap the medicinal benefits that massages have to offer, MyoCare Registered Massage Therapy has listed five tips to get the most out of your massage therapy treatment. Keep reading to know how you can prepare to feel amazing!
Tip #1: Be informative and be on time!
To fill out your health history form ahead of time, you need to arrive a little before your appointment time. Filling out your health history form before your appointment allows your RMT to know exactly what’s going on before they even speak to you. It also allows them to do research beforehand to be as prepared as possible when they perform their initial assessment. If not early, at least make sure you arrive on time for your appointment, as most therapists are usually busy or fully booked. By being late, you are cutting into your precious time with your RMT (Registered Massage Therapy), as they most likely will have a client scheduled right after you.
Tip #2: Explain in detail
Prepare to explain in detail what your concern is. The more information your RMT has, the better they can design a treatment to address your concerns specifically. It might seem like your RMT is asking many questions, but believe us, all this information is vital. It will allow your RMT to provide you with as precise a treatment as possible. In the long run, it will get you to your health care goals faster.
Tip #3: Talk to your therapist
Understand that the RMT will not only work on an area of pain or dysfunction but also the area that is causing the issue, even if it feels like there is no problem there. In most cases, injury, pain, or stiffness is not just isolated to a specific area. All the contributing areas need to be treated to fix and prevent the issue from coming back. But if you are not sure, do not hesitate to ask your RMT what they are doing and why!
Tip #4: Be attentive
Listen carefully to the information and home care exercises that the RMT gives you after the treatment. Hands-on treatments, like massage therapy, are only half of the rehabilitation process. The home care exercise and modification are equally important when it comes to fixing problems and making sure they don’t come back. Your RMT can guide you down the road to recovery, but you need to do the walking.
Tip #5: Book your next session before leaving the clinic
Around ninety-five percent of the time, it will take more than one treatment to fix your mobility issue, stiffness, or muscular pain. By booking your next session with us before you leave, you will ensure that you can get your second (subsequent) treatment in line with the treatment plan laid out by your RMT. If you wait too long between sessions, your progress will be slower as the RMT has to start from scratch every time they treat you.
As we are swamped here at MyoCare Registered Massage Therapy, it’s best to plan ahead, so you can get an appointment with us at a time that works with your schedule!
For more tips to get the most from your massage therapy experience, reach out to MyoCare Registered Massage Therapy. We are a leading massage therapy clinic in Toronto, ON, specializing in deep tissue massage, pregnancy massage, jaw massage therapy, TMJ dysfunction treatment, myofascial release therapy, and injury rehabilitation. All of our Registered Massage Therapists (or RMTs) have been highly trained in assessing and treating muscular, joint, neurological, and stress-related pain and discomfort.