One of the most important things you can do before and after and in between massage treatments is to work on making sure you maintain a healthy posture and to practice proper home care. If you spend some time on home care you will increase your results by up to 50%! You want to ensure you give massage therapy a few weeks to achieve optimal results.
Please practice regular stretching. Stretching is one of the most important things you can do. Most injuries occur because of over use or over work due to activity at work or play. Many times sprains and strains are far too common. To ensure a proper stretch, please hold for 15-20 seconds each time and to stretch 3 times a day, best time is during or after a shower, work breaks and/or at bedtime.
Strengthening is also very important and is part of injury prevention. Weak muscles cannot protect the joints and spine allowing for injury to occur.
Hydrotherapy is an easy and inexpensive way to manage pain and decrease stress. Heat to the areas of tension will decrease pain and increase proper blood flow to the area. Ice packs are perfect for sports injury. Using heat and cold alternatively 10 minutes at a time will help flush out the area and decrease inflammation. A nice warm bath with 2 cups of epsom salts will pull toxins out of tired and worn out muscles, light some candles, turn lights low and use your favourite bubble bath or essential oil to give you that spa feel.
My name is Jenny, I have been a massage therapist for over 16 years and loving it, I have definitely found my niche. I hope to use this blog to keep you informed with massage therapy related topics, as well as any news pertaining to any important information you need concerning my business. I am so excited to have you join me on your healing journey. All questions and comments are welcome! Please allow 24-48 hours response time, if you have an issue that is more sensitive please contact me directly.
Introducing the new JMK Massage Therapy new website. I needed a site tailored to my needs as a therapist, and one that highlights the many modalities I offer in the form of treatments. The site is east to navigate with clear directions for online booking and or how to contact me directly. Thank you Glen from DangerDynamite for all the work you did in creating the website, you are awesome!
I invite you to read my blog often! I plan to update the blog once a week and topics discussed will always have a connection to massage therapy. I invite you to read with an open mind and an open heart.
December is the busiest month for massage therapists, I encourage you to book ahead to ensure you have the ideal day and time that works best for you schedule. I have a few spots left, so please book today!
One more thing, the online booking system is a bit different. I have switched to a new online booking company called MindBody, this will give clients and myself a more streamlined approach for booking and rebooking appointments. Thank you for joining me, more to come, in peace and prosperity.