What can Massage Therapy help with?

Massage therapy may be beneficial for relaxation, pain management, and our overall well being. As Massage Therapist we can not diagnose or treat medical issues. Nor can we make medical claims. The list shared below is one compiled based on feedback from our clients and resource on the benefits of Massage.

Massage may be beneficial for:

  • arthritis
  • infant massage
  • back pain
  • bursitis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • chronic pain
  • cramps
  • stress/anxiety
  • degenerative disc disease
  • dislocations
  • fibromyalgia/ chronic fatigue
  • headache / migraine
  • insomnia
  • increased energy
  • range of motion
  • strengthen the immune system
  • hypertension
  • mood enhancement
  • Please consult your physician if you have concerns regarding whether or not massage therapy is right for you.

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Will the massage oils used make me break-out?

Most massage therapists use hypoallergenic massage oils or lotions. At Heavenly Touch Wellness we use coconut, goats milk lotion, and other naturally based products.

If you have sensitivity to certain types of oils or lotion please bring it to the massage therapist’s attention as most practitioners have an assortment of oils and lotions available.

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Where will my massage session take place?

Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort. If you prefer not to receive table massage, you may opt to receive a seated chair massage.

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I have some health conditions, is it okay for me to get a massage?

Your massage therapist will require you to fill out a health history form. Afterwards, the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, whether there are any conditions that need to be addressed and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition, and to see if you have any presenting complaints.

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Is a massage always appropriate?

No. There are several medical conditions that would make massage inappropriate. That’s why it is necessary that you fill out the health history forms before you begin your session. The massage therapist will ask general health questions to rule out if you have any contraindications to massage. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor’s care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage prior to any session. Your massage therapist may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.

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