THERAPEUTIC VS. SWEDISH
To get the most out of your sessions, it is always a great idea to educate yourself on the treatment you are receiving.
Therapeutic Massage can be described as bodywork with a mutual goal and intended result from both client and practitioner. This usually means helping combat chronic pain or injury. Varying modalities can be used to achieve desired results, including but not limited to Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish Massage, etc.
Swedish Massage can be described as relaxation focused bodywork. Often involving long, gliding strokes, kneading, and varying pressure. This style of massage is intended for calming the mind and soothing the body.
New Moon Bodywork focuses on using therapeutic, targeted techniques to help alleviate chronic pain and those injuries that linger, as well as touches of Swedish Massage to leave you feeling at ease.
There are over 350 different modalities or styles of massage and bodywork that are practiced worldwide. Finding the right modality for your body and your needs is critical.
AFTER SESSION CARE
Congratulations! You are taking charge of your health and well being with the power of Massage Therapy. Now that you are off the table and back to reality, there are a few more steps to achieve the full benefits from your treatment. Please use the following as a resource to elevate your self care and get the most out of your bodywork.
INCREASING WATER INTAKE
Water should be a staple in your diet daily. This is the nectar of life. After receiving any form of bodywork, it is so important to try and double your water consumption. During a massage, your practitioner is creating a huge toxin release from working body tissue. Drinking a lot of water will help aid your body in flushing these toxins out and re-hydrating fatigued muscles, ligaments, and tendons, The more water you drink, the less sore you will be!
STRETCHES, SELF MASSAGE, AND EXERCISES
You can fit self care into your day-to-day life in places you are overlooking.
USING COLD AND HEAT
Depending on your particular treatment plan heat, cold, or a combination of the two can help between your sessions. Do not use cold or heat for more than 15 minutes at a time, no more than 1 hour total in a day.
COLD - great to use within a 72 hour window of injury or notable pain, This will calm the area, help slow the rapid blood flow to the area, and reduce any heat or swelling.
HEAT - ideal when dealing with chronic pain or injury past the 72 hour window. The warmth relaxes the tissue, promotes healing from within, allows temporary relief.
THE COMBINATION - For those pesky spots that you can't seem to tackle alternating cold and heat will suit you well. This combination overloads the nervous system, leading to the tissue release. This is best for chronic pain.
Behind The Moon - DaLynn Roberts, L.M.T. #19790
DaLynn has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Oregon since May of 2013. She has always been in-tune with the feelings and needs of others, which led her to a career in bodywork. Over the past five years of her career, she has explored various settings and styles of massage to help create the truly unique style she uses today.
When she is not in the office, DaLynn loves to stay active. She plays slow-pitch softball with a local coed team, frequents a dance studio in NW Portland, does yoga, spends time outdoors, travels, and spends time with friends and family. DaLynn is also a Floral Designer, specializing in events such as weddings.