Massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure. Techniques are commonly applied using hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms, feet, and/or a device. The purpose of massage is generally promoted as treatment for stress or pain.
In professional settings massage clients are treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor, while in amateur settings a general purpose surface like a bed or floor is more common.
QUESTION: When shouldn't I receive Massage Therapy?
*Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
*Burns or healing wounds
*Deep vein thrombosis
Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or you have cancer or unexplained pain.
Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day. But massage shouldn’t ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn’t feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage.
QUESTION: What are the benefits of receiving Massage Therapy?
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
*Insomnia related to stress
*Myofascial pain syndrome
*Soft tissue strains or injuries
*Temporomandibular joint pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you’re trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.
Derek "Mindset" Becton
Owner & OperatorDerek is a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (#12933), Health Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer with 8 years of Mental Health experience. He has worked with a Forbes rated hotel & spa, a few massage franchises, and a chiropractor office. He also believes that people need more good touch/energy and wants to do his part in making this happen. Derek’s motto is “Mindset, where everything starts!”
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We have had the opportunity to repeatedly use Derek Becton for several events. He has always provided exceptional, well-received service. His massages are both therapeutic and relaxing, and in such a short time. He will continue to be our #1 go to therapist!
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Derek was wonderful! Took care of some troubled spots I’ve been having in my neck and gave me some tips for at home maintenance to keep the area from getting tight. Very professional, very relaxing. Loved it!
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Derek was great. He applied the pressure that I prefer in a very professional way. He was very courteous and knowledgeable in his craft. I will definitely return.
Really loved the massage you gave me. You have healing hands and also made me feel very comfortable. It was an awesome massage and I finally had a good night’s sleep!
Thanks so much!
I generally receive weekly massages. Recently I had the lucky opportunity to see Derek Becton. He is AMAZING! He is without a doubt the best masseuse I have ever utilized. He puts you at ease, has a natural intuition to what you need and is polite and professional. I am most definitely a new regular customer.
I had my first massage since 2010 with Derek. He is very professional and has been blessed with a gift. I have never had a massage that applied exactly the right amount of pressure. The price is right and the service was exceptional. I recommend that you schedule your massage today!
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