Is Massage Therapy Covered under Extended Health Plans?
Massage Therapy is covered by most extended health plans, often with no referral required. Visits are tax-deductable and can be paid for by Visa, Mastercard, Debit or Cash. (no direct billing)
How often should I come for Massage?
Your Massage Therapist will know better how often you should come for treatment. However, getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care plays a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
One massage treatment is incredibly relaxing, but it can also do a world of good to alleviate stress or pain.
A series of treatments over a period of time is more beneficial in the treatment of acute health conditions and injuries. Sampson’s Body Balance Therapist Eileen Sampson will be able assess your condition and develop the best plan for you.
Taking part in regularly scheduled self-care plays a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year.
It is important to remember that even though massage feels like a pampering treat, it doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. After your first treatment your therapist will develop a treatment plan that works for your individual needs.
What are the Benefits of Massage?
Massage can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Massage can help to:
- Release chronic muscular tension and pain
- Improve Circulation
- Increase Joint Flexibility
- Reduce mental and Physical fatigue and stress
- Promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue
- Improve Posture
- Reduce Blood Pressure
- Promote better sleep
- Improve concentration
- Reduce anxiety
- Create an overall sense of well-being
- Relax you
- Plus so much more!
Should I use heat or ice after a Massage?
Generally when first injured ice 10 minutes at a time is warranted. Speak to your therapist for specific details.
How Will I Feel After a Massage Session?
- While results vary, here are some ideas of what to expect
- Most people report feeling very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension or repetitive activity.
- After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity, which can last for days, due to the body’s increased ability to use oxygen.
- Since toxins are released from our soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended you drink plenty of water and have an epsom salt bath (2 cups minimum are needed) following your massage.