What should I wear during a massage treatment/cranial sacral treatment?
For a full body massage, most people choose to undress completely or leave only their underwear on. Your therapist will give you privacy to undress. Once you are undressed you can slip under the blanket provided and special draping will ensure you are covered at all times.
Most cranial sacral work can be done with your clothes on. Dress comfortably.
What do I do during a treatment?
Make yourself comfortable. If you need to be moved, your therapist will adjust you. Many people close their eyes and relax, while others prefer to talk. Always feel free to ask questions or let your therapist know if you need a deeper or lighter massage.
How will I feel after the massage treatment?
Most people feel relaxed and sometimes a bit sleepy; others experience immediate relief from long-term aches and pains.
After a deep tissue massage, the body will often feel as if it has had a challenging workout. This stiffness will pass and the muscles will benefit greatly.
Is there anything I should do after a massage?
Since toxins are released from your soft tissue during a massage, it is very important to drink lots of water to flush out these toxins. Some stiffness may occur after a massage, do not let this discourage you, it is only the muscles releasing the excess lactic acid. To help to prevent this it is also advised to try to stretch the body afterwards. Doing so will help to keep the muscles from tightening up which will prolong and increase the positive effects of the massage.
What to expect for a Pre Natal Massage
When coming in for your first massage, you will be told how to lie, but if you’re more than 13 weeks pregnant, you’ll probably be positioned on your side, as this is the most comfortable and strain-free pose.
During the massage a blend of styles will be performed, depending on the clients needs. A few types to consider and be aware of are:
- deep tissue massage relieves tension and improves movement
- relaxation massage helps to increase the metabolic rate and breaks down food
- lymphatic drainage massage maintains circulation and decreases swelling
- therapeutic massage eases stress and anxiety as well as increasing muscular strength
What to expect for a Post Natal Massage
As before, the massage will often be carried out whilst you lie on your side, although other positions will be suggested if you’ve had a C-section or are suffering with back pain or tender breasts. Specific areas of tension will then be focused on including the shoulders, neck, legs and lower back. A warm pack may also be placed on your stomach during parts of the massage to start toning up your abdominal muscles. This massage will help to re-balance your hormones, restore energy levels and promote a healthy posture.
Lugging around a growing baby for 9 months can easily take its toll – mentally and physically, but a pregnancy massage once a week, or even on a monthly basis, claims to help reduce stress and relieve cramping, muscle spasms, swelling and fatigue that all come hand in hand with being pregnant. The massage techniques used are also claimed to help increase blood circulation and digestion as the whole process aids in more oxygen and nutrients being carried to the cells of mother and baby.
In most cases pregnancy massages will have a positive outcome. However women with placental dysfunctions, pre-sclampsia, gestational diabetes, toxaemia, extreamly high blood pressure or threatened miscarriage should avoid the massages. As always it is recommended to see your doctor first before booking your appointment.
Things to Remember for Yoga
- Wear loose fitting clothing
- Try to plan meals for after class
- Sign in at the beginning of class
- Please turn cell phones off
- Bring a blanket for relaxation
- Bring your yoga mat
- Bring a water bottle
If you have any questions or need to purchase a pass please arrive 15 minutes early.
Please let your teacher know before class if you have any significant health issues or if you are pregnant.