Frequently Asked Questions Massage In Sutton & Hastings
If you have never had a massage treatment before it’s natural to have some questions about the techniques involved. With this in mind, we have answered here, openly and honestly many of the questions that has been asked over the years.
Even if you are experienced in receiving massage there could well be some parts of Raynor Massage that are new to you.
What can I expect to happen on the introductory session?
What should I wear during the massage?
Which areas of my body will be massaged?
Do I need to do anything in preparation for the massage?
Will the massage be painful?
Will I notice any changes during the treatment?
How will I feel after the treatment?
I'm feeling a bit tender the day after the massage, should I be concerned?
I’m training for a marathon. What are the benefits of including massage as part of my marathon training?
For all marathon runners staying in top shape must be a priority, whether you’re just beginning to race or you’re an experienced marathoner. Having regular massage treatments is a must, however Raynor Massage therapy is uses a different approach to any other type of sports massage. It treats the entire body as it works in conjunction with the body’s own healing mechanisms, enhancing circulation and speeding recovery from activity, training or injury.
The key to getting the most out of massage therapy is not to put this off until you have an injury or you’ve run a difficult race or marathon. Massage for marathoners offers the most when done as a routine part of training. With our clinic being based in Sutton, we regularly treat people using massage therapy that are in training for the Virgin London Marathon.
The reasons for this are that massage therapy can:
- Aids in eliminating lactic acid, which builds up during exercise
- Allows more blood and oxygen to circulate into your muscles
- Breaks up any scar tissue that may be building up in your muscles
- Improves muscle flexibility and range of motion, which results in more power and improved performance
- Increases the flow of lymphatic fluid, which helps the healing process
- Loosens contracted muscles, which occurs with repeated use
- Maximizes the amount of nutrients throughout the body by increasing blood flow
- Reduces the risk of injury, through deep tissue massage, stretching, and proper race preparation
- Shortens the recovery time after training or workouts.
I would like to try this treatment. However, due to religious or cultural reasons I'm not comfortable with disrobing for the massage. What do you suggest?
I'm a guy that worries I might get aroused during the massage...
Ok gentlemen, I thought I would address this one as I know many fellas get stressed about it. In fact, I know some men avoid massage therapy completely because they worry that this. Or they do go ahead and get the massage, but can’t relax because they fear they might get an erection. Trust me guys, this is not something you should worry about at all. Let me put your mind at rest….
Yes, sometimes guys get aroused during a non-sexual, therapeutic massage (regardless of whether it’s a male or female therapist). Any kind of touch to the body can activate the parasympathetic nervous system and cause this to happen. However, please rest assured that not only will you be wearing your underwear, this area will be draped and covered with a blanket or towel throughout the massage so any ‘developments’ will be well hidden. But I guess the main point is that regardless, we just don’t care. Not one little bit. We will be too focussed on getting rid of your tension and making you feel better to even notice and there is no reason at all for you to feel embarrassed or stress about this. We certainly won’t be!
I would feel more confortable if I could bring along a friend to sit in with me during my treatment. Would this be ok?
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