WHAT IS A MASSAGE LIKE?
Massage Therapy releases chronic tension and pain in muscles, improves circulation, and increases flexibility in the joints, and reduces mental and physical fatigue. In addition, massage is one of the most effective means available to combat stress. But the question most people want answered before first trying this enjoyable and healthful experience is, “What is a massage like?”
WHO WILL GIVE ME MY MASSAGE?
Your massage will be given by Ronnie Church, a Therapeutic Massage Therapist who has many hours of training, often in several types of massage. In addition, she has a basic competence in anatomy and physiology, and knowledge of when massage is and is not appropriate. Ronnie is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Kansas.
WHAT KINDS OF MASSAGE CAN I GET?
Swedish massage is what many people think of when massage is mentioned. It uses long light strokes, deep kneading, small friction-type motions, light tapping, and movement of the joints. The list of other specialized techniques is long. Ask our massage therapist to explain any other techniques she uses.
WHAT IS THE FIRST APPOINTMENT LIKE?
Your massage therapist will begin by asking some general health questions since there are some conditions for which massage is not appropriate. Ronnie will then leave the room while you undress and relax onto the table, covering yourself with a fresh sheet.
Your massage will take place on a table especially designed for stability and comfort. Ronnie may offer cushions or an adjustable face rest for support. The room will be warm and quiet, often with soft music of YOUR choice to set a relaxing mood.
For a full body massage, most people undress completely, though you may choose to wear underwear. You are warmly draped at all times, except for the area being worked on.
Ronnie will usually use an All-Natural lubricant, such as light oil or lotion, which is good for your skin and absorbs well. For some kinds of massage, no oil is used and you remain clothed.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IN A MASSAGE?
Make yourself comfortable. If your massage therapist wants you to adjust your position, she will either move you or will tell you what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable.
Many people just close their eyes and relax completely during a massage, and whatever feels natural to you is certainly the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions about what your massage therapist is doing, or about massage in general.
HOW LONG IS A MASSAGE?
An hour is a common length for a massage. This is enough time for a deeply relaxing full body massage, or more in-depth work on a particular area, for instance, back, neck and shoulders.
Ronnie Church works for The Juice Garden & Nutrition Center through the YWCA. You will call our center to set up your massages with Ronnie in order to assure that you get your massages for a great price!
Massages are ONLY $40.00 when scheduling through the The Juice Garden & Nutrition Center. Call The Juice Garden & Nutrition Center at 785-845-3372 to set up an appointment today!
THE JUICE GARDEN & NUTRITION CENTER