Massage is one of the oldest healing forms of art: Chinese records dated back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.
Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as millions can attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness now and in the future.
So, What Is It Exactly?
Massage and bodywork are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body. Specifically massage & bodywork.
Massage: The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques.
Bodywork: Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or re-patterning to affect structural changes to the body.
TYPES OF MASSAGES OFFERED
Therapeutic Massage offers the following type of massages:
Prices range from $45.00 to $120.00 per session depending on the service you choose. If you are interested in additional details on any of the massages listed above please give Katie a call so you can talk about the best type of Massage for you!
Katie Buckingham (formerly Katie Eccles) has been in private practice since 1998 is a State Licensed Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Owner of Therapeutic Massage. Contact Katie to schedule your session.
Office Suites West
2680 East Main Street, Suite 319
Plainfield, IN 46168
Phone or Text: 317-294-3766
Thank you for contacting Therapeutic Massage and we look forward to speaking with you. When you call Therapeutic Massage you will get Katie's voicemail so any session in progress will not be disturbed so please, leave your name and number and she will return your call as soon as possible.
Where will my Massage or Bodywork Session take place?
Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music is played to help you relax. You will lie on a table especially designed for your comfort.
Who will perform the Massage or Bodywork Session?
Your session will be conducted by a trained professional who has received proper training, often in a variety of techniques. Indiana massage and bodywork practitioners are licensed by the state. Although no two massages are exactly alike, you may also request your preferences.
Must I be completely undressed?
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, you decide what amount of clothing you prefer to wear for your own comfort.
Will the Practitioner be present when I disrobe?
The practitioner will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
Will I be covered during the Massage or Bodywork Session?
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
What parts of my body will be massaged?
You and the practitioner will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, neck, and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female).
Will a lubricant be used?
A light oil, lotion or cream may be used to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. The lubricants used should hydrate the skin and be readily absorbed. They are also hypoallergenic and unscented.
What will the Massage or Bodywork Session feel like?
It depends on the techniques used. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes which will help to calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body relaxes it becomes more open to receive any specific attention needed. You should communicate any discomfort immediately.
Are there different kinds of Massage and Bodywork Sessions?
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, rocking movement, posture and movement reeducation, application of pressure to specific points, etc. Ask the practitioner about the methods she uses.
How long will the Massage or Bodywork Session last?
The average full-body massage or bodywork session last approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many prefer a 60 to 90 minute session for optimal relaxation. Always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.
NOTE: 45 Minute Sessions are also available
What should I do during the Massage or Bodywork Session?
Make yourself comfortable and relax. The practitioner will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session. The level of conversation during a session is a choice made by the client. Feel free to ask the practitioner questions about massage and bodywork in general or about the particular technique you are receiving.
How will I feel after the Massage or Bodywork Session?
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from the 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. Since toxins are released from your soft tissues during a massage, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water following your massage. Your practitioner may offer post massage care tips as appropriate.
What are the Benefits of Massage and Bodywork Sessions?
Massage or bodywork 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 may reduce blood pressure.
Are there any medical conditions that would make a Massage or Bodywork Session Inadvisable?
New Clients will be asked to fill out a health history form. Before you begin your session, the practitioner will ask some general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care for an acute or chronic condition you may be asked for a medical consent approval from your Doctor to perform massage.
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