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Frequently Asked Questions regarding a professional medical massage:

1. What are the benefits of a professional massage?

  • Specific physical pain relief such as back pain, neck pain, jaw pain or other muscle pain.

  • Stress and anxiety relief

  • Increase blood supply to affected area

  • Improves awareness, alertness

  • Increases energy level

  • Aids in recovery of pulled muscles and sprained ligaments

  • Eases discomfort related to child bearing, including swelling, backache, and exhaustion

  • Relieves repetitive motion injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Reduces pain from joint problems, such as temporal mandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMJ dysfunction

  • Compensates, in part, for the lack of exercise for those who are inactive due to age, injury, illness


2. What can I expect when I visit your office?

  • You will be asked to complete a health history form upon arrival. You may discuss any concerns or medical conditions you may have at this time. In some instances, a physician ‘s consent may be need due to certain physical conditions.

  • You will be asked to undress in private and drape yourself with a towel provided. Whether you remove your under garments is up to your discretion.

  • You will lie down on a comfortably padded massage table.

  • The therapist will undrape only the part of the body being massaged, insuring your modesty is respected at all times

  • You should expect a peaceful and comfortable environment. Please feel free to report any distractions to your therapist, whether from physical discomfort, room temperature, volume of music or outside disturbance.

  • Post massage soreness


3. What are the office hours?

  • 8am to 5pm. Please call for appointment.


4. Where are you located?


5. What treatments are offered?

  • Sports massage, Deep tissue massage/ trigger point massage, myofascial release, TMJ (temporal mandibular joint) Pain Relief, Full Body Massage, Focused Specific Treatment


6. Do I have to remove any clothing?

  • You will be asked to undress in private and drape yourself with a towel provided.  You may leave your underwear off or on at your discretion.


7. How can I make an appointment?

  • Call 479-739-5555. If you get our voice mail, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


8. What is Deep Tissue/Myofascial Release?

  • Myofascial release is a manual therapy technique which works on underlying connective tissue or trigger points to facilitate the release of chronic muscular tensions restricting posture, movement and circulation.


9. What is Focused Specific Treatment?

  • During Focused Specific Treatment, the focus is on the particular pain or area of the body that is experiencing pain. An example is a crick in the neck massage will focus on that area only and includes the treatment required to get that pain to release.


10. What is a Full Body Massage?

  • A full body massage usually takes an hour and addresses everything that a half hour massage did not include. For example, hands, feet, legs are massaged and more attention is given to stretching of the muscles.


11. What is TMJ (temporal mandibular) Pain Relief?

  • This massage focuses on pain relief due to TMJ pain. This pain occurs where your jaw “hinge” is located: in front of your ear on both sides of your face.


12.  What is Sports Massage?

  • Sports Massage is the application of Massage and Stretch techniques to the muscle and connective tissues of the body to enhance athletic performance and maximize the performance of the athlete.

  • Sports Massage increases range of movement, increases flexibility and relieves muscle soreness. It assists in injury prevention and promotes faster recovery from both training and injury.

  • Sports Massage is applied to advantage Pre-Event, Inter Event, Post Event and during Rehabilitation.

  • Sporting activities involve muscle activity as the primary motive force and many sporting injuries are directly muscle injuries or originate from muscle dysfunction.


13.  Will I be sore after the massage?

  • You may experience delayed soreness after a massage. It is important that you drink plenty of water to remove waste products flushed out during a massage. The more massages you receive, the less likely it is that you will get post-massage soreness.


14.  When will I begin to feel results?

  • Everyone is different. Most people feel immediate and some may take a few days and a few treatments.


15.  Do you accept insurance?

  • By law, massage therapists cannot be billed legally with health insurance. Most car insurance and workers compensation will reimburse for massage therapy treatment when billed correctly and within the American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines.


16.  What is the difference between a medical massage and a traditional massage?

  • A medical massage is focused on treating a medical diagnosis of pain or discomfort. Physicians refer patients to medical massage therapists as an alternative to medication and more invasive procedures. Most people think of a health spa or luxury vacation when they think of the traditional massage. Traditional massages are more of an act of self indulgence where a medical massage is more necessity.


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