When we think of massage, the first thing that comes to mind is luxury and relaxation. While getting a massage is certainly a relaxing experience, many massage therapists are trained to use their craft to help treat your chronic pain. From fibromyalgia to long-standing injuries, a massage therapist can help you find relief. Here's what to expect from your first chronic pain treatment massage.
Your massage therapist will sit down with you and go over your condition. This is your opportunity to tell your massage therapist exactly what you hope to get out of your session, as well as inform your therapist of any areas you'd like worked on (or not worked on). While your intake will be most extensive at your first session, your therapist will talk with you before each massage so that they can accurately judge whether their treatment approach is providing you with long-term relief.
Your massage therapist will talk to your during your massage, explaining what they're doing and how it will help your chronic pain. If something hurts or makes you feel uncomfortable, don't be afraid to speak up- your therapist is committed to giving you the most positive experience possible, and they want to know if any adjustments you'd like them to make.
At the end of your treatment, your therapist will talk to you about things they noticed during your massage- areas of tightness, etc. Your therapist will also make recommendations for how often you should be receiving massages, and you'll have the opportunity to schedule your next appointment.
While getting regular massages may feel self-indulgent, it really is one of the most effective treatments for chronic pain, especially if you're someone who prefers natural remedies over pharmaceuticals. Call your local massage therapist today to set up a consultation.
To schedule your appointment with a certified professional, contact LaVida Massage of Troy, MI today.