How do I know which massage service I should request?
The intake is a time to listen carefully to your history in order to create an appropriate session. Massage therapists develop good palpation skills enabling them to literally feel in what way soft-tissue is the problem. The kind of soft-tissue that is the problem can also be determined. Additionally, experienced massage therapists are able to ‘cue-in’ to the response of the nervous system. The feed-back loop between the nervous system and tissue is a critical one, and massage therapy serves as a modality that reteaches the right balance. Massage acts as treatment and as assessment; the techniques used are therefore fluid as opposed to a ‘menu’ item. Custom Massage is the title that allows for various techniques to be used as appropriate. Often, clients will receive a combination of several within a single session.
Specialized techniques that do need to be requested specifically by you are: Ayurvedic, lymphatic, migraine protocol, or foot treatment.