Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Releases painful muscle tension
- Improves circulation
- Increases joint flexibility
- Reduces mental and physical fatigue
- Reduces stress
- Relieves chronic tension
- Improves posture
- Reduces muscle stiffness and soreness
- Deactivates trigger points in overused, strained, or abused muscles
Watsu (by Appointment Only)
Watsu is the most advanced aquatic bodywork that incorporates massage techniques, stretching and meditation and is done one on one in our warm water therapy pool. The warmth of the water softens and relaxes the muscles to allow for deeper, more concentrated work. The support of the water enables the therapist to take the body into further range of motion without the risk of harm to the client. The slow, secure movements and the security and warmth of the water put you into a deeper state of relaxation. Watsu is the gentlest massage you can receive while also the most effective. Watsu is unique to this area and is currently ONLY available here at TWC. Watsu is available for members as well as nonmembers.
Your First Appointment
Allow an extra 30 minutes for your first session – so that the massage therapist can ask you general health questions. There are some health conditions that are not appropriate for massage.
Wear loose, comfortable clothes such as work out clothes. You may or may not need to undress, depending on the primary technique used by your therapist. Your massage therapist will give you privacy to undress and you will be covered except for the body area being worked on.
Prior to the massage, your therapist will discuss the use of a lubricant, light oil or lotion, which is good for your skin and absorbs well. The room will be warm, dim and quiet with soft music playing to set a relaxing mood.
How will it feel?
A massage on normal, healthy tissue feels good. Massaging in the area of an injury or chronic pain may at first cause some discomfort, but usually decreases within the first few minutes. Your massage therapist knows how to minimize pain. It is important that you tell your therapist if you feel any discomfort so he or she can make adjustments.
A variety of massage strokes; such as, petrissage or effleurage can assist in the muscle feeling warm, with less tightness and sometimes “feeling loose”. Some individuals feel energized by massage. A massage therapist starts out using gentle but firm pressure, gradually preparing you for deeper touch.
What to expect after a massage
Most people feel very relaxed and calm. Take a moment to reorient yourself before getting up from the table. Your muscles may feel more flexible or “loose” as some clients refer to the feeling. Sometimes you may feel an increase in energy.
Occasionally, an individual may have soreness or tenderness over a specific muscle area if a person’s muscles have been intensely tight. Drinking 1-2 glasses of water after a massage; and incorporating easy, simple stretches should relieve any temporary discomfort. Most individuals will have no spot tenderness.
A 24-hour notice of cancellation is requested. After two violations the amount of the scheduled massage will be charged to the client and all future appointments will require payment in advance of scheduling. For more information or to schedule an appointment, stop by the front desk, Call, or Email.