At the Hampton Holistic Center, we believe that massage is a lifestyle, not a luxury. And that it is often the missing link in a healing process that includes chiropractic, orthopedic medicine, and physical therapy. We offer therapeutic massage options that supplement traditional therapies by restoring circulation and mobility to soft tissue, allowing it to function properly. When massage is received in conjunction with chiropractic and physical therapy, it makes those treatments more effective and helps you heal faster.
The type of techniques utilized during your treatment depends on your needs and on the skills and training of your therapist. During your intake, you and your therapist will discuss your goals to determine a plan that will help you achieve your therapeutic goals. All of the options on our massage services page can be modified to fit your individual needs.
In regards to Deep Tissue and Trigger Point work, pain is NOT gain. Pain is your body asking to stop or to pay attention. Deeper pressure may be indicated in some cases, but our goal is to help your muscles relax, not make them tense up more. So if you stop breathing or start to cringe, we will ease up on the pressure. We are focused on the muscle response, not on how much pain you can endure.
You are also encouraged to maintain a dialogue with your therapist during deep tissue and trigger point work to ensure that you are not in pain and that the treatment is effective. The goal is to make it "hurt so good", not actually hurt. Even so, you may experience soreness the next day. If the soreness lasts for more than a day, we should try a lighter pressure at your next session. Using heat or taking an Epsom salt bath, plus drinking lots of water after your session is a natural way to ease this discomfort.
Massage After Care:
Make sure to drink plenty of water after your massage. It is also good to stretch, use moist heat on the treated areas, and take an Epsom salt bath. Epsom salts are chock full of the magnesium your muscles need to stay relaxed.
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