Massage FAQ’s/Miscellaneous Information
- Reduce pain from muscle tension and overuse syndromes
- Help restore postural balance, thereby reducing chronic pain patterns
- Promote better flexibility and joint range of motion improving sport performance or just ease of movement
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve circulation and oxygen delivery to tissues
- Ease post-operative pain and speed recovery from illness and injury
- Reduce the need for medications like over-the-counter pain relievers
Massage therapy can increase your sports performance by releasing tight muscles through sports massage techniques including proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, muscle energy techniques, active isolated stretching, or static stretching, and Repetitive Use Injury Treatment, along with deep tissue work to address chronically tight areas which are hindering your range of motion.
Clients who receive structural work
When used in conjunction with chiropractic and physical therapy, massage therapy helps by releasing the tight muscles to allow the structure to retain the work done by these professionals. The skeletal system is your structural support system, but it’s the muscles that provide the ability for the body to move. When you have a structural mal-alignment, in most cases the muscles have responded by tightening into the new position. Unless you release the tightened muscles you are limiting the success of structural work that you have performed.
When used in conjunction with chiropractic and physical therapy, massage therapy helps by releasing the tight muscles to allow the structure to retain the work done by these professionals.
Specific Directions to office:
Pease see our Contact Us page for a map with directions.
I only accept checks and cash. Payment is expected at the time of treatment, unless prior arrangements have been made. Gift Certificates available.
Please allow 24 hours notice for cancellations, if possible. I understand that sometimes we all have schedule changes and I will reschedule appointments at the last minute at no charge. I don’t like to charge people unless work has been performed, so I don’t make a habit of it. However, if you continually cancel appointments, especially without rescheduling, I will stop allowing you to make appointments.
Sandy's massages helped my swimming a ton. When I was a sophmore in high school my back tightened up so badly I couldn't bend over, do flip turns or push off the walls in the pool. When I came to see Sandy, she worked on my back for an hour twice and in a week I could move without pain and felt much looser and comfortable. She focused on my legs, psoas, hip flexors, and gluts which I did not know that those muscles controlled the way my hips and back sat and was the ultimate cause of my back tightness. I would always go see Sandy before big swim meets, such as Olympic trials, World University Games, Pan American games and Nationals. Having her work on me before meets helped to loosen my body up and flush out toxins. It also helped to relax my body so that I could swim faster and easier without getting as tired or need as much recovery afterwards. Even when I went to college and only came home twice a year I would go and see her whenever I had the chance to help loosen up my back so that I would feel better in the pool.
Auburn University 2010