Certainly massage therapists can all give a nice massage in 60 minutes – but what we have discovered at Strictly Wellness is the massage is always compromised.
For a proper therapeutic massage addressing the whole body including hands, feet, scalp and face is not possible in a 60 minute visit. Nor is there enough time to address the upper body, the lower body or specifics like shoulder and neck complaints.
Have you noticed how a 60 minute massage leaves you feeling a bit short-changed? Individuals rarely get off a massage table thinking that they’ve had enough or have been there too long.
For the massage therapist during a therapeutic massage, it is important to fully communicate with their client. Adequate time needs to be spent understanding, assessing, warming up and melting the superficial muscles in order to allow access to the deeper muscles.
For the client, it’s equally important to take time to mentally relax while finding a breathing rhythm creating a comfort level as they decompress and retreat on the massage table.
Now that everything is prepared and the mood is set, the therapist can work slowly and methodically for concentrated deep work with an appropriate essential oil blend focusing on total tranquility.
Ultimately you, the client, wants to know the therapist is ‘listening and communicating’ to your body. Intuiting what the body needs, noticing resistance, tension and facial expressions are all clues for you ultimate massage experience.
When the muscles have responded and released the pain point then the therapist can move on to the next portion of the massage.
Simply massaging muscles doesn’t stand on its own! There needs to be time to experiment, perform joint mobilization and stretching techniques to address all areas of the body especially those that are in need of special attention.
We are talking about a full spectrum massage at Strictly Wellness and that takes time… Enjoy!