Your RMT will provide all of the modalities needed for the massage therapy treatment. This includes the table, linens, bolsters and any oils/lotions or any other modalities. You can review the different services offered by Peak Massage Therapy and discuss with your RMT which treatment may be the most effective for you.
Your therapist will ask you a few questions based on your health history form, and will perform an assessment prior to beginning the treatment. If its your first treatment, the initial assessment will only take a few minutes, however it is necessary in order to gather relevant information to put together an effective treatment plan specifically for you. Ongoing or repeat treatments will generally require less time for an assessment. Once the assessment is complete, the treatment can begin.
Following the treatment, your therapist will recommend a self-care regimen to continue and maintain your treatment plan.
Your RMT will perform an initial assessment which may consist of orthopedic tests, a visual assessment, or palpations of muscle groups, in order to gather information about any specific impairments that need massage therapy treatment.
After the treatment, your RMT will discuss your individual self-care, which may involve stretching, strengthening, hydrotherapy or exercise. Self-care helps to maintain the benefits of massage between appointments. Self-care is also excellent for maintaining or even increasing your mobility, as well as giving you a way to monitor your own progress!